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NCJ Number: 158131 Find in a Library
Title: Offender Motivation for Treatment as a Responsivity Factor
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:September 1995  Pages:5-7
Author(s): L. Stewart; W. A. Millson
Date Published: September 1995
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article focuses on the relationship between ratings of offender motivation for treatment and conditional release outcomes.
Abstract: The Community Offender Management Strategy developed by the Correctional Service of Canada requires case management officers to assess the level of offender need in seven domains linked to criminal behavior: employment, marital and family relations, associates and social interaction, substance abuse, community functioning, personal and emotional orientation, and attitude. Case officers than rated offenders' motivation to address each area of need. Of 2,400 offenders who were assessed, about half were classified as being highly motivated; the domain offenders were most often willing to address through programming was employment, while the domain they were least interested in was attitude. Motivation level for all domains was correlated with conditional release outcome. As expected, high-risk offenders were rated as less motivated than low-risk offenders. However, conditional release outcomes of high-risk offenders were not affected by their assessed motivation level. 2 tables and 4 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign inmates; Motivation; Parole conditions
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