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NCJ Number: 157625 Find in a Library
Title: Re-Emergence of Correctional Intervention
Author(s): T Palmer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 243
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-4538-8
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As the 1990's began, growth-centered intervention had a recognized and generally accepted role with serious and repeat offenders; this book describes that role and emphasizes the re- emergence of rehabilitation/habilitation.
Abstract: The author first describes several common targets of intervention, such as personal or interpersonal change, life- skills development, and specified commitment offenses or recurring behavioral problems. The goals and nature of treatment are described and related to the broader concept of intervention and to measures of effectiveness. This is followed by a review of the status of intervention in the early to mid-1980's. A chapter then discusses the consensus that emerged in corrections during the second half of the 1980's, a consensus that some forms of intervention probably can reduce the recidivism of many offenders and that rehabilitation/habilitation might be possible and useful after all. Another chapter summarizes and integrates findings from several major meta-analyses and literature reviews of correctional effectiveness conducted in the 1980's, followed by a chapter that reviews intensive supervision in probation and aftercare. The remaining four chapters focus on the future. They describe ways of advancing the art and science of intervention, illustrate the role and potential value of theory in developing effective intervention programs, present the broader theoretical perspective into which the habilitation/developmental concepts fit, and review several general issues of current and future significance to corrections. Appended intensive supervision study, the CaVIC study, discussion of aspects of developmental- adaptation theory, the implications of differential representation, notes, subject index, and 225 references
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Intensive supervision programs; Rehabilitation; Serious juvenile offenders
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