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NCJ Number: 238085 Find in a Library
Title: Four Forms of Offender Rehabilitation: Towards an Interdisciplinary Perspective
Journal: Legal and Criminological Psychology  Volume:17  Issue:1  Dated:February 2012  Pages:18-36
Author(s): Fergus McNeill
Date Published: February 2012
Page Count: 19
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper aims to advance the case for a more fully interdisciplinary understanding of offender rehabilitation.
Abstract: This paper aims to advance the case for a more fully interdisciplinary understanding of offender rehabilitation, partly as a means of shedding light upon and moving beyond contemporary ‘paradigm conflicts’. It begins with a review of current arguments about what a credible ‘offender’ rehabilitation theory requires and by exploring some aspects of current debates about different theories. It goes on to locate this specific kind of contemporary theory building in the context of historical arguments about and critiques of rehabilitation as a concept and in practice. The third part of the paper explores the nature of the relationship between desistance theories and rehabilitation theories, so as to develop the concluding argument; that is, that debates about psychological rehabilitation have been hampered by a failure to engage fully with debates about at least three other forms of rehabilitation (legal, moral, and social) that emerge as being equally important in the process of desistance from crime. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Mental health services; Moral development; Socialization; Socially challenged; Treatment techniques
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