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Offender Rehabilitation in Practice: Implementing and Evaluating Effective Programs

ISBN: 978-0-470-84819-7
308 pages
January 2003
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Documented evidence suggests that community safety is best achieved through policies promoting human services rather than relying totally on prisons and that promoting intervention in an individual's own environment (known as 'ecological integrity') is closely associated with effective intervention.

This is the first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge of worldwide effective offender rehabilitation programs. Prominent researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice field have contributed their extensive knowledge of what it takes to implement effective correctional practices with ecological integrity.


* Reviews "real world" challenges of program effectiveness and survival


* Offers effective, evidence based, innovative alternatives to imprisonment of offenders


* Offers a common multi-level systems perspective as a framework for the international case studies featured


* The first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge and best practice through the concept of "technology transfer"
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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

INTRODUCTION.

Implementation Issues (A. Leschied, et al.).

PART I: KEY ISSUES IN CORRECTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS.

What Works in Correctional Intervention? Evidence and Practical Implications (J. McGuire).

Evaluating the Economic Efficiency of Correctional Intervention Programs (B. Welsh & D. Farrington).

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Programs: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (F. Losel).

PART II: IMPLEMENTING SPECIFIC PROGRAMS.

A Multi-Level Perspective on the Implementation of Multisystemic Therapy (MST): Attempting Dissemination with Fidelity (D. Edwards, et al.).

Aggression Replacement Training: Application and Evaluation Management (A. Goldstein & B. Glick).

In Search of Program Implementation: 792 Replications of the Teaching-Family Model (D. Fixsen, et al.).

The Struggle for Treatment Integrity in a "dis-integrated" Service Delivery System (G. Bernfeld).

"Straight Thinking on Probation": Evidence-based Practice and the Culture of Curiosity (P. Raynor & M. Vanstone).

Designing, Implementing and Managing Treatment Programs for Violent Offenders (R. Serin & D. Preston).

PART III: IMPLEMENTING GENERAL PROGRAMS.

Implementing Offender Classification Systems: Lessons Learned (J. Bonta, et al.).

Implementation Guidelines for Correctional Programs in the "Real World" (P. Gendreau, et al.).

The Role of the Consultant in Developing Effective Correctional Programs (C. Hollin).

Index.
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"...For a reader interested in a broad and theoretical review...this book is to be recommended..." (Forensic Update, July 2002)
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