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Parution : 07/2020
Editeur : Routledge
ISBN : 978-0-3673-5721-4
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What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism

Edward J. Latessa,  Shelley L. Johnson,  Deborah Koetzle

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What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Experts Latessa, Johnson, and Koetzle translate the research and findings about what works and doesn’t work in reducing recidivism into understandable concepts and terms, presenting them in a way that illustrates the value of research to practice. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective in reducing recidivism among criminal offenders, but it is clear that treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Offenders vary by gender, age, crime type, and/or addictions, to name but a few ways, and these individual needs must be addressed by providers. Finally, issues such as leadership, quality of staff, and evaluation efforts affect the quality and delivery of treatment services.

While other texts have addressed issues regarding treatment in corrections, this text is unique in that it not only discusses the research on "what works" but also addresses the implementation issues faced as practitioners move from theory to practice, as well as the importance of staff, leadership, and evaluation efforts.

This book synthesizes the vast research for the student interested in correctional rehabilitation as well as for the practitioner working with offenders.



1. Nothing Works” to “What Works”: The History and Social Context of Rehabilitation

2. Understanding Risk and Need: The Importance of Assessment

3. Barriers to Treatment: Understanding Specific Responsivity

4. What Doesn’t’ Work: Ineffective Approaches and Correctional Quackery

5. Putting Theory into Practice: Approaches That Work in Reducing Recidivism

6. Changing Behavior Long Term: Implementing  Behavioral Management Systems

7. Delivering Effective Substance Abuse Treatment

8. Delivering Effective Treatment for Sex Offending Behaviors

9. Delivering Effective Programs for Women

10. Delivering Effective Programs in Institutional Settings

11. What Works in Reentry: Transitioning Back to the Community

12. The Importance of Quality: How to Ensure Program Fidelity

, 2ème éd. 336 pages.  £39.99

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