Predicting recidivism for offenders in UK substance dependence treatment: do mental health symptoms matter?

  title={Predicting recidivism for offenders in UK substance dependence treatment: do mental health symptoms matter?},
  author={Josefien J. F. Breedvelt and Lucy V. Dean and Gail Y. Jones and Caroline R. F. Cole and Hattie C. A. Moyes},
  journal={Journal of criminal psychology},
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess whether mental health symptoms affect one-year reoffending rates upon release from prison for participants engaging in substance dependence treatment in the UK. Design/methodology/approach – A retrospective cohort study was used to assess reconviction outcomes upon release. The Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological Evaluation (CAAPE) was administered to 667 inmates admitted to the programme. The effect of mental health, drug use, and static… Expand

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