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Before the next storm: some evidence-based reminders about temporary release

Cheliotis, Leonidas (2009) Before the next storm: some evidence-based reminders about temporary release. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 53 (4). pp. 420-432. ISSN 0306-624X

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0306624X08316710


This article offers a long overdue comprehensive review of the literature on the effectiveness of temporary release programs for prisoners. Following an account of how the public and criminal justice workers view temporary release, and against the “nothing works” proposition, it is shown that while in the community, prisoners tend to spend their time constructively and comply with the rules and regulations of temporary release; both home leave and work release schemes can be effective in reducing recidivism rates, and work release in particular may also enhance postrelease employment prospects.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 13:53
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:00

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