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NCJ Number: 147749 Find in a Library
Title: RELAPSE PREVENTION APPROACH TO REDUCING AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR (FROM SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS: SENTENCING, PSYCHIATRY, AND LAW REFORM, 1991, P 179-191, SALLY-ANNE GERULL AND WILLIAM LUCAS, EDS. - SEE NCJ-147734)
Author(s): P Prisgrove
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Monsey, NY 10952
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
P.O. Box 249
Monsey, NY 10952
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Relapse prevention (RP) is a cognitive-behavioral approach to intervention that has been successful in modifying violent behavior, including sexual aggressiveness and domestic violence.
Abstract: RP helps the client to recognize the sequence of behaviors that typically lead to aggression, to identify situations that represent a high risk of aggressiveness, and to develop ways to cope with these situations in order to circumvent the aggression. The three stages to changing aggressive behavior include making a commitment and becoming motivated to change, implementing the change, and maintaining the change on a long-term basis. RP differentiates between a lapse -- when a client resorts to aggression on a particular occasion -- and a relapse -- when the client experiences an ongoing reversion to previous levels of aggressive behavior. The client's reaction to a lapse may determine if a full-blown relapse occurs. Relapse prevention strategies include skill training, cognitive reframing, and lifestyle interventions. RP approaches are particularly applicable to a correctional situation because they span the areas of correctional philosophy, policy, and practice. 3 figures and 16 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Behavior modification; Corrections management; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Inmate treatment; Violent offenders
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