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  1. Evidence Brief: Culture-Based Correctional Rehabilitative Interventions for Indigenous Offenders [PDF, 637 KB]

    Culture-based interventions can improve participants’ cultural knowledge and sense of identity, and promote positive attitude and behavioural changes. There is not enough evidence to determine the effectiveness of culture-based interventions in reducing re-offending. Further research is needed.Culture-based interventions are distinct from culturally adapted interventions – culture-based interventions have a primary focus on cultural learning and identity, while culturally adapted interventions a...

  2. Evidence Brief: Transitional Housing [PDF, 319 KB]

    Transitional Housing involves providing short-term housing for people who are homeless, who may have particular needs, and often also transitioning back into the community (e.g. from a prison or mental health facility). There is some evidence that transitional housing can reduce crime. Evidence suggests that transitional housing is particularly effective alongside other reintegrative services. Transitional housing reduces crime among serious violent offenders, but the evidence is less clear for ...

  3. Evidence Brief: CCTV [PDF, 289 KB]

    High coverage CCTV is effective at reducing crime in car parks when used with other interventions such as improved light, notices about CCTV, painting, fencing, payment schemes and security. The international evidence suggests that CCTV when used in combination with other interventions can reduce crime in car parks by up to 54% when there is high coverage. There is conflicting evidence that CCTV alone as a general widespread crime prevent measure can reduce crime.

  4. Evidence Brief: Family-based Interventions for Teenagers [PDF, 249 KB]

    Most international research suggests that family-based interventions are effective at reducing offending among teenagers. This is very important as a small group of youth offenders are likely to continue offending in adulthood.Family based interventions are: (a) programmes that attempt to strengthen parents’ parenting skills and (b) approaches that aim to improve functioning in multiple domains of a teenager’s life (family, peer group, school and / or community).