Evaluating offending behaviour programmes

  title={Evaluating offending behaviour programmes},
  author={Clive R. Hollin},
  journal={Criminology \& Criminal Justice},
  pages={106 - 89}
  • C. Hollin
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Law
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
Despite considerable investment there has been a marked reluctance by the Home Office to publish the evaluations of the various Pathfinder Programmes. Arguably, this reluctance stems from the `official' view that the commissioned researchers conducted the wrong type of research, specifically in not using randomized control trials (RCTs). The utility of RCTs is considered here with particular reference to the evaluation of the Offending Behaviour Pathfinder Programmes. It is argued that the Home… 

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