This book summarizes and integrates a vast body of previously unintegrated research regarding the effectiveness of correctional intervention, which emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation but also includes methods of control. It develops detailed as well as global methods for conducting more fruitful research in the future and for understanding why and how many programs work.
Ted Palmer is Senior Researcher at the California Youth Authority. He is the author of Correctional Intervention and Research, and The Re-emergence of Correctional Intervention.
"Moving from his remarkable book, The Re-emergence of Correctional Intervention, Palmer has provided the most valuable analysis of treatment effectiveness research available to date. Palmer is brilliant and his work deserves to be read widely." — Phil Harris, Temple University
"The author does a very good job of making sense of the literature and the 'evidence' for correctional treatment programs. He raises important issues and finds a new way to analyze the data. I expect that this book will generate interest among researchers and there should be activity to resolve some of the problems the author identifies. The areas proposed for future research will be considered a contribution to the correctional literature." — Frank P. Williams III, California State University