Payment by results - can it work for crime reduction?

Posted by on 4 September 2012 | 1 Comments

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In the latest issue of Criminal Justice Matters, Chief Executive of Equinox Bill Puddicombe adds his thoughts to the debate on Payment by Results (PbR).

Along with his co-authors (Dan Corry of New Philanthropy Capital; Chris Fox and Kevin Albertson of Manchester Metropolitan University), Bill raises some of the questions pertinent to this debate, such as:

  • is it possible to arrive at a workable definition of recovery in order to measure results?
  • what is the implication of Payment by Results on the duration of an intervention?
  • how can you avoid 'park and cream'? (ie PbR contractors working hardest with those they think will achieve the right outcomes and less hard with service users with more complex needs?)

Click here to read onlineĀ a full transcript of the Payment by Results article in Criminal Justice Matters.

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  • Payment by results is an excellent idea. "park and cream" is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to some of the practices that have devolved;.

    Posted by A.PERSON, 22/09/2012 11:38am (5 years ago)

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