Faith-based Interventions

There is conflicting evidence about whether faith-based interventions can reduce crime. There is some evidence that faith-based interventions can improve the behaviour of prisoners. Faith-based interventions are voluntary and therefore creates a significant selection bias. The largest faith-based intervention in New Zealand operated in Rimutaka Prison from 2003 – 2011 but closed after an evaluation reported it had no impact upon reoffending.

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