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.

Major Rehabilitative Approaches

Major rehabilitative approaches
Hung-EnSung and LiorGideon

Theoretical Models of Rehabilitation

Successful correctional interventions are clinically effective, politically relevant, and theoretically meaningful. The idea of theoretical models is most often discussed in the context of scientific methods (see Jupp, 1989). Because evidence-based correctional models usually are programs or practices that are based on a distinct conceptual framework, have been tested by independent and rigorous evaluation research, and have produced consistent patterns of positive results, the identification of a theoretical model constitutes the first step in the development of evidence-based correctional practices.

This chapter introduces major rehabilitative approaches that provide the dominant paradigms and frameworks of current correctional practices that support the intervention modalities presented in the chapters that follow. Our discussion begins with a description of the ...

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