A 2-page printed flyer (Issue #30) distributed at Family Court and
the Clark County Government Center on January 14, 2008.
The full issue is available here as a PDF File (128k). (Requires Adobe Acrobat or equivalent, already installed
on most computers. For authenticity, the newsletter should
be printed on canary (yellow) paper.)
“Most of the credible scientific
evidence points in the same direction:
Educational programs DO NOT WORK
in controlling impulsive behaviors.
Education can teach technical skills and
impart knowledge but it cannot teach
emotional control to those who have
very little to begin with.”
Meta-analysis results show the scared straight-type intervention increases the odds of offending by between 1.6 and 1.7 to 1 compared to a no-treatment control group. These findings lead the researchers to conclude that participating in the Scared Straight program actually correlates with an increase in re-offending compared to a control group of youth who received no intervention at all.
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