Evid Based Nurs 6:12 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.1.12
  • Treatment

Review: “Scared Straight” and other juvenile awareness programmes increase criminal behaviour

Offending rates for “Scared Straight” or other juvenile awareness programmes v no treatment in high risk children at 3–24 months*

Weighted event rates
Trials Number of trials Programme Control RRI (95% CI) NNH (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; weighted event rates, RRI, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article using a random effects model.
All 7 38% 27% 33% (3 to 71) 10 (6 to 40)
Excluding trial with randomisation problems 6 36% 29% 22% (2 to 46) 16 (8 to 250)
Excluding trial with potential for large attrition 6 44% 30% 43% (4 to 96) 8 (5 to 24)

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