Evidencing the Impact of Criminal Justice Services on Re-offending

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


From 2003 to 2006, Sacro undertook a quantitative evaluation of five of its Criminal Justice Services, using reconviction rates in an attempt to measure the impact on re-offending. This research illustrates the limitations of evaluating Criminal Justice Services in terms of the impact on re-offending using reconviction data alone. This report discusses the implications for policy, recommends the use of other research methods that are in line with the aims and objectives of specific services and organisational values, while highlighting some of the limits of any criminal justice system in relation to addressing harm in society.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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