Non-systematic literature review

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
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
 Are there common errors or oversights that may need to be corrected?
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
Answer preview

There is literature that explains the policy structure and programs that supports alternative interventions to reduce recidivism alongside convictions and incarcerations beyond the prison and jail walls. There is a resurgence of prosecutor-led pretrial diversion programs, and literature supports its effectiveness in reducing recidivism[1]. Here the researchers examined the effectiveness of four diversion programs, and participants were propensity score matched (PSM) to compare defendants. PSM is a common approach in the policy evaluation community that reduces selection bias[2]. The main assumption made in this study is that participants involved in different cases, including misdemeanor or felony, and under different risk levels and treatment intensity shows a different outcome[3]. The main finding is the program reduces instant case convictions, use of jail sentences, and rearrest at 2 years. On recidivism, the study finding shows for those rearrested, and these programs delayed the time of rearrest relative to the comparisons.[1] Robert C. Davis et al., “A Multisite Evaluation of Prosecutor-Led Pretrial Diversion: Effects on Conviction, Incarceration, and Recidivism,” Criminal Justice Policy Review 32, no. 8 (2021): 890-909.

[2] Ryang Hui Kim and David Clark, “The Effect of Prison-Based College Education Programs on Recidivism: Propensity Score Matching Approach,” Journal of Criminal Justice 41, no. 3 (2013): 196-204.

[3] Robert C. Davis et al

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Non-systematic literature review