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NCJ Number: 220207 Find in a Library
Title: Time for a Change: Applying the Good Lives Model of Rehabilitation to a High-Risk Violent Offender
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:51  Issue:5  Dated:October 2007  Pages:578-598
Author(s): Paul R. Whitehead; Rachael M. Collie
Date Published: October 2007
Page Count: 21
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a case study of the Good Lives Model (GLM) of offender rehabilitation of a high-risk violent offender residing in a residential community.
Abstract: The GLM is typically a general theory of rehabilitation that is used with sexual offenders. GLM is a relatively new theory of offender rehabilitation that initially emerged as an alternative to the traditional Risk-Management Model. As GLM has advanced, it has become apparent that it is provides a complementary approach to Risk Management. The purpose of the case study was to illustrate how the GLM could be used to complement and enhance traditional Risk-Management intervention. The study showed that GLM’s clinical relevance extends from sex offending to broader offending sets. GLM complements Risk Management and helps to ground the goals of risk management within a framework that is more meaningful. GLM highlights the importance of attending to cultural needs, and can definitely enhance the rehabilitation of violent offenders and child molesters. The researcher used a case study to illustrate the five steps of the GLM that the offender undergoes. Limitations of the study are discussed. Table, references
Main Term(s): Treatment intervention model
Index Term(s): Residential security; Sex offenders; Violent offenders
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