Question Description: CONCEPT PAPER: LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT

Question Description: CONCEPT PAPER: LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT

INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
You will write a 14–16-page literature review in current Turabian format, based on the literature
included in your annotated bibliography, that explores existing literature related to your proposed
research topic, identifying the central insights, themes, and/or gaps that support your research
proposal.
INSTRUCTIONS
Items to include are outlined as follows:
 The literature review should be 14-16 pages in length.
 The literature review should be written in current Turabian format.
 The literature review should cite at least 30 sources (these should be the same included in
the annotated bibliography assignment, though it is acceptable to include more sources
than were included in that assignment).
 The literature review should:
o Explore common themes, assumptions, or approaches in the sources you cover;
o Assess common weaknesses or limitations in the sources you cover;
o Identify implications of your Literature Assessment for your future research.
 Are there common sources you see cited across this literature that seem to be highly
influential and worth your attention?
 Are there common conclusions in this literature about future research that might be
warranted?
 Are there common errors or oversights that may need to be corrected?
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via theTurnitin plagiarism tool. 
Answer preview

Substantial empirical evidence on mandatory programs in jails and prisons will help reduce recidivism. Also relevant to this research are studies on alternative methods of punishment of criminals that focuses on rehabilitation of the offender to reduce reoffending in the future. This non-systematic literature review on recidivism prevention programs includes the most recent studies covering different subjects. The main themes explained include problem-solving courts (PSC), treatment programs, psychological interventions, education, vocational treatment programs, substance abuse rehabilitation, violence prevention programs, reentry and aftercare programs, and visitations (in-person and video visitations), among others.

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