Evolutionary psychology is an important and rapidly expanding area in the life, social, and behavioral sciences, and this Handbook represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference text in the field today. Chapters in this Handbook address real-world and practical applications of evolutionary psychology such as applications to medicine, psychiatry, law, and technology. The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students in all areas of psychology, and in related disciplines across the life, social, and behavioral sciences. Part 1: Applications to Health and Well-Being, Part 2: Applications to Law and Order, and Part 3: Applications to Technology, Communications, and the Future.

Evolutionary Psychology and Corrections and Rehabilitation

Evolutionary Psychology and Corrections and Rehabilitation

Evolutionary psychology and corrections and rehabilitation
Ian A. Silver Jamie Newsome


Identifying effective strategies for managing and responding to crime is a priority for nations around the world. Scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners continually work to develop crime-control policies that will enhance public safety and reduce expenditures. Meeting these goals has become critical in the United States – particularly in the correctional system where the number of individuals under some form of supervision has exceeded 6.6 million adults (Kaeble and Cowhig, 2018). The dominant perspective on ‘what works’ in offender rehabilitation, the risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model, has been widely used throughout North America and in other regions throughout the world. It combines ...

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