Evaluating the Effectiveness of Home Detention Curfew (HDC) and Open Prison in Scotland – FINDINGS SUMMARY

Published: 2011

Armstrong, S., Malloch, M., Norris, P., and Nellis, M. (2011) Evaluation of the Use of Home Detention Curfew and the Open Prison Estate in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh, UK.


This research highlight summarises an evaluation of two forms of ‘conditional liberty’ in Scotland, home detention curfew and open prison, in terms of how they operate, their contribution to community reintegration, and cost.