chapter  5
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Putting Theory into Practice

Approaches that Work in Reducing Recidivism
ByEdward J. Latessa, Shelley L. Johnson, Deborah Koetzle

This chapter provides an overview of approaches found to be effective in reducing recidivism. The chapter begins with a review of meta-analyses and treatment. Next, the reader is exposed to an in-depth review of cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques used to change behavior. In this context, the core correctional practices of cognitive restructuring, skill building, and problem-solving are introduced. The chapter also provides a number of examples to illustrate these approaches.