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1

What type of experiment was used?

Quasi-experiment

2

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

3

What was compared between the two groups?

Reconviction rates

4

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

5

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

6

How many programmes did the cognitive behavioural treatment consist of?

2

7

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

8

What did the sessions focus on?

- critical reasoning
- problem solving
- cognitive style
- self-control

9

What was there a significant drop in?

Reconviction rates

10

Which group were associated with a 14% reduction in probability of recidivism?

The medium-low-risk offenders

11

Which group were associated with a 11% reduction in probability of recidivism?

The medium-to-high risk offenders

12

What did Friendship conclude about cognitive skills programmes?

They are effective in reducing reconviction rates

13

What did Friendship aim to evaluate?

The effects of cognitive behavioural treatments on reconviction rates

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