Congratulations to Dr. Brett Garland! His long-standing research into recidivism is the topic of a Mind’s Eye feature story in the 2017 issue.
“We know from psychology and from behavioral learning theory that rewarding people for things they do right is even more important than punishing people for something they do wrong. Our study confirmed that this principle holds true for criminal offenders,” said Garland. “In the last decade or so, there’s been renewed attention to incorporating incentives and using a true behavioral model when monitoring people who are on probation and parole.”
Great work, Dr. Garland.