CoVa: think first and then …?

CoVa: think first and then …?

Comparative recidivism research CoVa 2008-2011 (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

Since 2004 a cognitive skills training called CoVa can be administered to adult offenders in the Netherlands. The training is an adapted version of the Enhanced Thinking Skills (ETS) program that has been in operation in England for over twenty years. It aims to improve four kinds of cognitive skills: inhibition, perspective taking, problem solving and critical and moral reasoning. As cognitive skills are important factors in explaining criminal behaviour, teaching those skills to offenders can reduce criminal behaviour. The current study examines the effectiveness of CoVa by comparing the reconviction rates of CoVa participants and offenders who did not take the training.

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Author(s):
Verweij, S., Tollenaar, N., Wartna, B.S.J.
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Boom juridisch
Year of publication:
2016
ISBN:
978-94-6236-674-9
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 316

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