skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 93918 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment and the Role of Classification - A review of Basics
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:30  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1984)  Pages:245-267
Author(s): T Palmer
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 21
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the nature of treatment and its socially centered as well as offender-centered goals, and focuses on 'positive treatment program' (PTP's) as distinguished from 'drastic rehabilitation approaches.'
Abstract: The effectiveness of PTP's in reducing illegal behavior (treatment's socially centered -- and primary -- goal) is discussed, and major factors underlying the 'nothing works' versus 'something works' controversy are outlined. Current areas of disagreement and agreement between treatment skeptics and treatment proponents are then summarized. The rationale, assumptions, goals, and major approaches to classification for treatment purposes are reviewed, as are its main advantages and current limitations. Finally, several false assumptions, stereotypes, and misunderstandings regarding treatment and its future possibilities are noted, as are its undeniable limitations as well as unique potentials. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Offender classification; Treatment; Treatment offender matching
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=93918

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.