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Adhering to the Risk and Need Principles: Does It Matter for Supervision-based Programs?

Volume 70 Number 3
December 2006

In the past 20 years, there has been a reemergence of interest in the effectiveness of correctional treatment programs; however, most studies have examined traditional residential treatment programs. The authors ask whether the risk and need principles apply to non-residential programs such as intensive supervision, examining the effects of program characteristics on recidivism.