Flashcards in G543 - Treatment Programmes - Friendship Deck (13)
What type of experiment was used?
What was it a quasi experiment?
Because the experimental group took part in the cognitive skills programme and the control group did not, but this was not directly manipulated by the researchers
What was compared between the two groups?
How many adult male offenders were in the treatment group? Serving what? What did the voluntarily participate in? Between what years?
670 serving sentences of two or more years who voluntarily participated in the cognitive skills programme between 1992 and 1996
How many adult male offenders were in the control group? Serving what? And had not participated in what?
1801 serving sentences of two years or more who had not participated in any treatment programmes
How many programmes did the cognitive behavioural treatment consist of?
What were the cognitive behavioural treatment programmes and how long did they last?
- enhanced thinking skills 20 2-hour sessions
- reasoning and rehabilitation 36 2-hour sessions
What did the sessions focus on?
- critical reasoning
- problem solving
- cognitive style
What was there a significant drop in?
Which group were associated with a 14% reduction in probability of recidivism?
The medium-low-risk offenders
Which group were associated with a 11% reduction in probability of recidivism?
The medium-to-high risk offenders
What did Friendship conclude about cognitive skills programmes?
They are effective in reducing reconviction rates