Forensic and Mental Health C83FMH. Lecture 2: Interventions for offending behaviour Dr Ellen Townsend. NB. You do not have all my slides on handouts: make notes!. Aims. To evaluate whether interventions designed to rehabilitate offenders are effective
Forensic and Mental Health C83FMH
Lecture 2: Interventions for offending behaviour
Dr Ellen Townsend
NB. You do not have all my slides on handouts:
Risk factors include -
'Prison not working' for young offendersMatt Weaver
Monday May 8, 2006Guardian Unlimited
‘Government's young offender scheme fails’
27th October 2005
A child can be responsible for criminal behaviour in the England and Wales at age 10.
15 to 17 year-olds in prison - more than doubled in last ten years
Observational study without control groups e.g. Cross-sectional study?
Experimental study with random allocation
Source: Khan et al (2003)
Bias eg. 1: Transcutaneous nerve stimulation
for post-operative pain relief
Bias eg. 2 : Methodological quality and estimates of
treatment effects in controlled trials
(Schulz et al 1995)
Trials were compared with those with adequately concealed treatment allocation
Nine MST Treatment Principles… multisystemic therapy (MST)
6. Developmentally Appropriate.
7. Continuous Effort.
8. Evaluation & Accountability.
Missouri Delinquency Project (Bourdain et al) multisystemic therapy (MST)
* Cochrane Library: available via e-library gateway
*PDFs of papers in FMH practicals folder on Spsych