Short term tagging of custody releases causes a reduction in subsequent offending compared with those not receiving a tag.
Across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Detained in HMP Winchester Released to an address in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight Over 18 and male Not on court order or bail Not on home detention curfew Not a MAPPA subject Not previously been tagged under this scheme Offender consents to being tagged
250 across both the treatment and control group
Randomised control trial, using a web based randomiser, to separate one treatment group receiving a tag and one control group not receiving one. One treatment (the wearing of the tag) both groups volunteers, detailed eligibility criteria.
No additional interventions other than routine support by IOM officers and staff across the whole sample.
Final report: Implementing a police led voluntary tagging programme and a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effects on reoffending