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When a Person Isn't a Data Point: Making Evidence-Based Practice Work

Volume 76 Number 3
December 2012

While the field of corrections has increased the quality of programming and services over the years, the authors argue that the Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) movement in the field of corrections is widespread but still shallow. In an effort to illustrate how the field has thus far missed the essence of EBP in corrections, the authors present the history of EBP in the medical field, their observations of EBP in the correctional system, and recommendations to effectively implement EBP and achieve the maximum results of this paradigm.