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1

How many offenders were in the treatment group?

180

2

What had the treatment group started between 1996 and 2000?

Enhanced thinking skills or reasoning and rehabilitation

3

Who did the comparison group consist of?

540 female offenders who did not participate in cognitive skills programmes

4

What was firstly calculated for all the women?

The expected 2 year reconviction rates

5

What were they matched on after the expected 2 year reconviction rates had been calculated?

Whether they were at high, medium or low risk or reconviction

6

What was calculated after the groups were matched?

Actual reconviction rates for 1 and 2 years after release

7

What was there no significant difference between?

The groups for
- expected reconviction rates
- actual reconviction rates

8

What was the first reason Cann suggested for the ineffectiveness of the treatment for women? So why do women offend?

Women offend for different reasons than men, and while they may have cognitive skills deficits, these are not criminal in nature. Women offend because of drug abuse, relationship problems and severe financial hardship

9

What was the second reason Cann suggested for the ineffectiveness of the treatment programmes for women?

The programmes were not appropriate for women's needs, having been developed for men and with men's risk factors in mind

10

What was the third reason Cann gave for the ineffectiveness of the treatment for women?

The programmes were not delivered consistently in the women's prisons and were limited in length, not meeting the standards required

11

What did Cann aim to find out?

Whether cognitive skills programmes are effective in reducing the reconviction rates for female prisoners

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