Assessing “Swift, Certain, Fair” As an Approach to Offender Supervision
(Crime, Justice, and Drugs)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The HOPE results have attracted both political and research interest. The Department of Justice has funded a number of replications that have produced mixed results. A session on this topic at the 2016 APPAM conference attracted a great deal of attention. In the last two years there has been still more research. This session is an opportunity to review some of the new findings and to include the most recent 24/7 findings. There are four papers:
- A new analysis of the effects of 24/7 on reoffending both not just for DUI but for any criminal offense. This uses individual data on 20,000 persons subject to the 24/7 regime and follows them for three years.
- The results of an RCT of SCF conducted in Pennsylvania with probationers already under a treatment intensive regime.
- The findings of a series of DoJ-funded replications in four states of SCF principles in a variety of settings.
- A review of the entire set of experiments that have incorporated SCF principles.
The discussant is a well known drug policy expert.