chapter  4
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What Doesn’t Work

Ineffective Approaches and Correctional Quackery
ByEdward J. Latessa, Shelley L. Johnson, Deborah Koetzle

An important aspect of delivering effective interventions involves understanding what doesn’t work and why. Chapter 4 provides a review of “correctional quackery” and the types of programs that are not evidence based. The chapter begins by reviewing intermediate sanctions, including day reporting centers, boot camps, and electronic monitoring, and the reasons for their failures. Examples of ineffective treatment approaches are provided, with an emphasis on ineffective drug treatment strategies and why programs fail.