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Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment : Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Re-offending - James McGuire

Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment

Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Re-offending

By: James McGuire (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th December 2002
ISBN: 9780471899679
Number Of Pages: 416

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Criminal behaviour continues to be a matter of major public concern. How society should respond to it and what should be done with those who repeatedly offend remain hotly disputed topics of conversation. <br> <br> Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment draws together internationally renowned experts from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia. Chapters summarise some of the most recent and exciting developments in this field and offer a systematic, knowledge-based approach to the effective reduction of criminal behaviour. <br> * Offers coverage of a wide range of key topics in this area <br> * Links theory, research and practice in a coherent and accessible style <br> * International focus with examples and authors from a number of countries

??valuable sources for students for years to come?certain themes are repeated, despite the chapter headings being so different?? (Vista, Vol 8(3), May 2004)

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. 

ISBN: 9780471899679
ISBN-10: 0471899674
Series: Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 13th December 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.83 x 15.48  x 2.53
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1