Can offenders be rehabilitated? Can this be done in ways that benefit the community as a whole, as well as offenders? This book is about the history, theory, practice and effectiveness of rehabilitation. It shows how different beliefs about the value of rehabilitation and about 'what works' have influenced criminal justice policy and practice at different times, and it identifies a number of promising approaches for the future. Everyone interested in the rehabilitation of offenders should read this book.
'A valuable addition to the literature the author is a recognized authority in his field and highly regarded. There are very few academics in Britain who could write such a book.' - Professor David Smith, Applied Social Sciences, Lancaster University, UK
'...the best available review on the social history, current status, and possible future of rehabilitation...it is a concise and accessible conduit for getting readers up to speed about the complex issues involved in whether rehabilitation should serve as a guiding theory of corrections.' - Francis T. Cullen, Punishment and Society, 14 (1), 2012