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Reconsidering the Effectiveness of Temporary Release: A Systematic Review

Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 153-168, 2008

16 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2010  

Leonidas K. Cheliotis

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration

Date Written: April 13, 2010

Abstract

This article offers a systematic review of the ‘what works’ literature on temporary release, particularly as concerns home leave and work release programs. Against the ‘nothing works’ proposition, the findings suggest that both home leave and work release schemes can be effective in reducing recidivism rates, while work release may also enhance post-release employment prospects. The final section discusses the directions future evaluative research should take, with special reference to the need for drawing the link between the procedural and outcome dimensions of temporary release.

Keywords: Temporary release, Prison furlough, Home leave, Work release, ‘What works’

Suggested Citation

Cheliotis, Leonidas K., Reconsidering the Effectiveness of Temporary Release: A Systematic Review (April 13, 2010). Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 153-168, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1589052

Leonidas K. Cheliotis (Contact Author)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration ( email )

Houghton Street
London, England WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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