Session 112: ER5 -> Preventive and Rehabilitative Interventions for Antisocial Behavior: Evaluation, Meta-Analysis, and Mediators
Time: 4:20PM to 5:50 PM on Wednesday, November 7
Place: Rio Grande
Session Chair: Mark W. Lipsey, Vanderbilt University
In recent years, meta-analysis of evaluation research has deepened our understanding of the effectiveness of prevention and rehabilitation programs for reducing crime and delinquency. Such programs may also have impact on other outcomes, for example, psychological and social adjustment or academic and vocational skills. Change in those variables, in turn, may be related to decreased propensity to engage in antisocial behavior; for instance, they may mediate the effects of intervention on such behavior. The papers in this panel present results from four recent meta-analyses of evaluation research on interventions to prevent or reduce antisocial behavior. These meta-analyses examine intervention effects in multiple outcome domains, pre-post change on outcome variables, and the pattern of relationships among different outcomes. The results demonstrate that preventive and rehabilitative interventions often have positive effects on a range of outcome domains, some of which show indications of being the pathways through which the interventions affect antisocial behavior.
Effects of School-Based Interventions on Risk for Antisocial Behavior: Results From Meta-Analysis
by: Sandra J. Wilson, Vanderbilt University (Corresponding)
Interpersonal Conflict ManagemInterpersonal Conflict Management Interventions in Schools: Exploring Moderators and Mediators of Program Effectiveness
by: Wendy M. Garrard, Vanderbilt University (Corresponding)
The Pattern of Relationships Between the Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention on the Recidivism of Offenders and the Effects in Other Outcome Domains
by: Gabrielle L. Chapman, Vanderbilt University (Corresponding)
Effects of Mass Media Interventions on Drug Abuse: Changes in Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior
by: Mark W. Lipsey, Vanderbilt University (Corresponding)
James H. Derzon, Pacific Institutes on Research & Eval.

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