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Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment: Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Re-offending

James McGuire (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-98761-1
412 pages
July 2003
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Criminal behaviour continues to be a matter of major public concern. How society should respond to it and what should be done with those who repeatedly offend remain hotly disputed topics of conversation.

Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment draws together internationally renowned experts from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and Australia. Chapters summarise some of the most recent and exciting developments in this field and offer a systematic, knowledge-based approach to the effective reduction of criminal behaviour.
* Offers coverage of a wide range of key topics in this area
* Links theory, research and practice in a coherent and accessible style
* International focus with examples and authors from a number of countries
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Part 1: Research Findings.

1. Integrating Findings from Research Reviews (James McGuire).

2. The Effects of Therapeutic Communities and Milieu Therapy on Recidivism (Douglas Lipton, Frank S. Pearson, Charles M. Cleland and Dorline Yee).

3. The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Methods on Recidivism (Douglas Lipton, Frank S. Pearson, Charles M. Cleland and Dorline Yee). 

4. Crime Treatment in Europe: A review of outcome studies (Santiago Redondo, Julio Sánchez-Meca and Vicente Garrido).

5. Developmental Prevention Programmes: Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis (David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh).

Part II: Specific Interventions, Models and Outcomes.

6. Low-level Aggression: Definition, Escalation, Intervention (The late Arnold Goldstein).

7. Intervening with Families of Troubled Youth: Functional Family Therapy and Parenting Wisely (Donald A. Gordon).

8. Alcohol, Aggression and Violence (Mary McMurran).

9. Changing Beliefs of Spouse Abusers (Mary Nômme Russell).

10. Recent Developments in the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders (Anthony Be ech and Ruth Mann).

11. Serious Mental Disorder and Offending Behaviours (Paul E. Mullen).

Part III: Implementation and Policy Issues.

12. Risk-Needs Assessment and Allocation to Offender Programmes (Clive R. Hollin).

13. The Policy Impact of a Survey of Programme Evaluations in England and Wales (Tom Ellis and Jane Winstone).

14. The Common-Sense Revolution and Correctional Policy (Paul Gendreau, Claire Goggin, Francis T. Cullen and Mario Paparozzi).

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James McGuire is a Reader in Clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He obtained his first degree in psychology at the University of Glasgow, his PhD in psychology from the University of Leicester based on cross-cultural research carried out in Hong Kong and obtained an MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leeds. He has previously held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, and was for atime self-employed as a training consultant. He is a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and carries out assessment of offenders for criminal courts and Mental Health Review Tribunals.
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