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Reducing Juvenile Recidivism With Cognitive Training and a Cell Phone Follow-Up: An Evaluation of the RealVictory Program.
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PMID:  21131310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effects of a cognitive training and cell phone intervention on the recidivism of 70 juvenile offenders. Median days to rearrest were 106 for the control group, 191 for the class-only group, and 278 for the class plus cell phone group. Using rearrest as the survival criterion, the survival ratios of the class-only and class plus cell phone groups were 2.64 and 2.94 times longer than the control group, respectively. After controlling for gender, prior arrests, and risk score, the Poisson regression indicated that the class-only and class plus cell phone groups were 51% lower in total arrests than the control group. These results suggest that cognitive training supplemented with a cell phone coach is an effective and cost-efficient intervention for reducing recidivism.
Bert O Burraston; David J Cherrington; Stephen J Bahr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1552-6933     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333601     Medline TA:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
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