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Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment. Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Re-offending. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 2248239
  • Book
  • October 2002
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Criminal behaviour continues to be a matter of major publicconcern. How society should respond to it and what should be donewith those who repeatedly offend remain hotly disputed topics ofconversation.

Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment draws togetherinternationally renowned experts from the United Kingdom, Europe,North America and Australia. Chapters summarise some of the mostrecent and exciting developments in this field and offer asystematic, knowledge-based approach to the effective reduction ofcriminal behaviour.

Offers coverage of a wide range of key topics in this area

Links theory, research and practice in a coherent and accessiblestyle

International focus with examples and authors from a number ofcountries
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About the Editor.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

PART I: RESEARCH FINDINGS.

Integrating Findings from Research Reviews (J. McGuire).

The Effects of Therapeutic Communities and Milieu Therapy on Recidivism (D. Lipton, et al.).

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Methods on Recidivism (D. Lipton, et al.).

Crime Treatment in Europe: A review of outcome studies (S. Redondo, et al.).

Developmental Prevention Programmes: Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis (D. Farrington and B. Welsh).

PART II: SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS, MODELS AND OUTCOMES.

Low-Level Aggression: Definition, Escalation, Intervention (The late A. Goldstein).

Intervening with Families of Troubled Youth: Functional Family Therapy and Parenting Wisely (D. Gordon).

Alcohol, Aggression, and Violence (M. McMurran).

Changing Beliefs of Spouse Abusers (M. Russell).

Recent Developments in the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders (A. Beech and R. Mann).

Serious Mental Disorder and Offending Behaviours (P. Mullen).

PA RT III: IMPLEMENTATION AND POLICY ISSUES.

Risk-Needs Assessment and Allocation to Offender Programmes (C. Hollin).

The Policy Impact of a Survey of Programme Evaluations in England and Wales (T. Ellis and J. Winstone).

The Common-Sense Revolution and Correctional Policy (P. Gendreau, et al.).

Index. 

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James McGuire University of Liverpool, UK.
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