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Criminal Justice-Corrections

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br Rehabilitation Rehabilitation does work to reduce recidivism rates among offenders , it however only works when certain treatments are used . For instance This variation in program success has led to a search for those principles ‘that distinguish effective treatment interventions from ineffective ones .There is theoretical and empirical support for the conclusion that the rehabilitation programs that achieve the greatest reductions in recidivism use

cognitive-behavioral treatments , target known predictors of crime for

change , and intervene mainly with high-risk offenders Multisystemictreatment ‘ is a concrete example of an effective program that [banner_entry_middle]

largely conforms to these principles (Cullen , Gendreau Some more evidence that rehabilitation works is More recently scholars have undertaken more sophisticated quantitative syntheses of an increasing body of evaluation

studies through a technique called meta-analysis ‘ These meta-analyses

reveal that across evaluation studies , the recidivism rate is , on average , 10

percentage points lower for the treatment group than for the control group However , this research has also suggested that some correctional interventions

have no effect on offender criminality (e .g , punishment-oriented programs

while others achieve substantial reductions in recidivism (i .e

approximately 25 percent .This variation in program success has led to a search for those principles ‘ that distinguish effective treatment interventions from ineffective ones

There is theoretical and empirical support for the conclusion that the rehabilitation

programs that achieve the greatest reductions in recidivism use

cognitive-behavioral treatments , target known predictors of crime for

change , and intervene mainly with high-risk offenders . Multisystemic

treatment ‘ is a concrete example of an effective program that largely conforms

to these principles . In the time ahead , it would appear prudent that correctional policy and practice be evidence based ‘ Knowledgeable about the extant research , policymakers

would embrace the view that rehabilitation programs , informed by

the principles of effective intervention , can work ‘ to reduce recidivism and

thus can help foster public safety . By reaffirming rehabilitation , they would

also be pursuing a policy that is consistent with public opinion research

showing that Americans continue to believe that offender treatment should

be an integral goal of the correctional system (Cullen , Gendreau The approach to me that would work with rehabilitating offenders is an approach that takes into account the offender needs while in the penal institution . Remember this , each offender who comes into the system takes a different approach to being rehabilitated whether it be through using a program that deals with mental health issues , educational , or some form of counseling program .Reference Cullen , Francis T . and Gendreau , Paul Assessing Correctional

Rehabilitation : Policy , Practice , and Prospects

http /www .ncjrs .gov /criminal_justice2000 /vol_3 /03d .pdf 10-01-2006… [banner_entry_footer]

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