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1

Who was in the experimental group?

50 prisoners who had completed an anger-management course

2

Who was in the control group?

37 prisoners who had been assessed as suitable for such a course but please had not actually completed one

3

What type of experiment was used?

Quasi-experiment

4

What type of design was used?

Independent measures

5

What three measures were the groups matched on?

- self report questionnaire (53 items, completed by the prisoners)
- wing behavioural checklist (completed by prison officers rating 29 angry behaviours)
- responses to a cognitive behavioural interview

6

When were the three measures given to the experimental and control groups? What was different about the control group?

Before and after the anger management programme but the control group had no intervention between measures

7

What did the experimental group rate themselves as having lower aggression on after treatment?

The 53 item anger questionnaire

8

What was there a significant reduction in for the experimental group?

Prison wing- based aggression

9

What % of the experimental group showed improvement on at least one measure?

92%

10

What % of the experimental group showed improvement on two measures?

48%

11

What % of the experimental group showed deterioration on both measures?

8%

12

What did Ireland conclude the anger management programme seems to have done?

Helped prisoners in the short term

13

Why could Ireland not see the long-term effects?

Because there was no reconviction data further down the line

14

What is required for the 8% that showed deterioration?

Further investigation

15

What did Ireland aim to assess?

Whether anger management programmes work with a group of young male offenders

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