Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment: Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Re-offending / Edition 1

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Overview

Criminal behaviour continues to be a matter of major public concern. How should society respond? What should be done with those who offend repeatedly?

Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment links theory, research and practice in a coherent way by providing a systematic, evidence-based approach for the effective reduction of criminal behaviour. James McGuire has brought together internationally renowned experts from a variety of specialisms to present the cutting edge of the most recent and exciting developments in this field.

The coverage of the book includes:

  • three new meta-analytic reviews published for the first time
  • update surveys on "what works" from Europe and North America
  • methods of longer-term developmental crime prevention
  • implementation issues for new programmes and services
  • the links between violence and alcohol, domestic violence/spouse abuse, treatment of sexual offenders and approaches to predatory offenders.
This book will be invaluable to academics, professionals and trainees working with offenders, directly or indirectly, in criminal justice, social service and mental health professions. Practitioners and their managers, students and teachers in psychology, probation, prison and forensic services, family work and allied professions will find something of value to add to their knowledge and inform their practice directly.
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“…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)

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Meet the Author

James McGuire is a Reader in Clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his first degree in psychology at the University of Glasgow, his PhD in psychology from the University of Leicester based on cross-cultural research carried out in Hong Kong and obtained an MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. He has previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, and was for atime self-employed as a training consultant. He is a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and carries out assessment of offenders for criminal courts and Mental Health Review Tribunals.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Research Findings

Integrating findings from research reviews (McGuire)

The effects of therapeutic communities and milieu therapy on recidivism (Lipton, Pearson, Cleland and Yee)

Crime treatment in Europe: A final view of the century and future perspectives (Redondo, Sanchez-Meca and Garrido)

Developmental prevention programmes: effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis (Farrington and Welsh)

Part II: Specific Interventions, Models and Outcomes

Low-level aggression: definition, escalation, intervention (Goldstein)

Intervening with families of troubled youth: Functional family therapy and Parenting Wisely (Gordon)

Alcohol, aggression and violence (McMurran)

Changing beliefs of spouse abusers (Russell)

Recent developments in the treatment of sexual offenders (Mann and Beech)

Serious mental disorder and offending behaviours (Mullen)

Part III: Implementation and Policy Issues

Risk-needs assessment and allocation to offender programmes (Hollin)

The policy impact of a survey of programme evaluations in England and Wales: towards a new corrections-industrial complex (Ellis and Winstone)

The common sense revolution and correctional policy (Gendreau et al)

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