This comprehensive text explains all the key themes in the development and practice of offender rehabilitation. It explores how the issue fits within its wider social and political contexts, giving an insight into its current and future relevance to criminal justice. The book covers the full range of rehabilitative approaches, exploring how criminal justice responses have been influenced by trends such as the treatment model, ‘What Works?’, desistance, risk and public protection, and changes in social policy.

Delivering Rehabilitation: Custodial and Community Contexts

Delivering Rehabilitation: Custodial and Community Contexts

Delivering rehabilitation: Custodial and community contexts


In this chapter we consider the extent to which prison and community sentences play a role in rehabilitation. We also look at the work of independent agencies, commonly referred to as the Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS). The work of therapeutic communities is also considered, using a prison-based example (Grendon Underwood) and a community-based example (the Phoenix House programme for drug addicts).

This may look like a wide range of topics for a single chapter, but the underlying theme is the settings in which rehabilitation occurs, and this inevitably raises the question of just how important is the setting in which rehabilitation takes place to its success. At first glance it may also appear that ...

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