Recidivism and the Worst of Both Worlds Hypothesis
This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP). This course, including the continuing education credits are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members.
Abstract: Interactive and additive terms for substance misuse and crime were used to predict recidivism in 1,435 male inmates. Negative binomial regression revealed that although the additive term consistently predicted general recidivism and the presence of new charges, the interaction term consistently failed to predict these same two outcomes. The additive model continued to predict general recidivism and new charges when age and prior convictions were both controlled and when prior substance misuse and crime were entered separately. Both the substance misuse and crime components predicted income (property and drug) offenses, but only the crime component predicted person offenses. These results have implications for assessing and treating substance-involved offenders and suggest that the two components of the worst of both worlds hypothesis accumulate rather than interact in their effect on future recidivism. Although the effect depends on both components, one component may be stronger than the other in predicting certain outcomes.
Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course. In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding the relationship between substance misuse and crime. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify if substance misuse and crime predict recidivism.
- Distinguish between the additive and interaction models of prediction.
- Describe which components predict property, drug and person offenses
Citation: Walters, G.D.. (2015). Recidivism and the Worst of Both Worlds Hypothesis Do Substance Misuse and Crime Interact Or Accumulate? Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 42 No 4. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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This course is Non Interactive .