This text explores the challenges that convicted offenders face over the course of the rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration process. Using an integrated, theoretical approach, each chapter is devoted to a corrections topic and incorporates original evidence-based concepts, research, and policy from experts in the field, and examines how correctional practices are being managed. Students are exposed to examples of both the successful attempts and the failures to reintegrate prisoners into the community, and they will be encouraged to consider how they can help influence future policy decisions as practitioners in the field.

Treatment of Offender Populations: Implications for Risk Management and Community Reintegration

Treatment of Offender Populations: Implications for Risk Management and Community Reintegration

Treatment of offender populations: Implications for risk management and community reintegration
Elizabeth L.Jeglic, ChristianMaile, and CynthiaCalkins-Mercado

Traditionally, one of the goals of incarceration has been rehabilitation. However, there has been a great debate in the literature about the efficacy of different treatment interventions for offenders and the ability of these treatments to decrease recidivism rates. In the 1950s and 1960s there was some evidence that treating offenders worked (Bailey, 1966; Logan, 1972). However in 1974, Martinson conducted a review of 230 treatment studies and concluded that nothing works in the treatment of offenders (Martinson, 1974). These findings supported the growing movement in the criminal justice system from a rehabilitative approach to a punitive one.

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