Jennifer Abramson

Sex offender recidivism: Does volunteering for treatment matter? An assessment using propensity score analysis

Sex offender recidivism: Does volunteering for treatment matter? An assessment using propensity score analysis

Published: | Author: Melissa D. Grady, Daniel Edwards, Carrie Pettus-Davis, Jennifer Abramson

A common critique of program evaluations of prison-based sex offender treatment holds that the samples inherently show selection bias because the participants typically volunteer for treatment. To address this critique, we used propensity score analysis to assess the influence of volunteerism on treatment effects.

Category: Sex Offenders, Recidivism