The Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders

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Iain Crow
SAGE, Jul 23, 2001 - Social Science - 236 pages
Treatment and rehabilitation have been central to the development of criminal justice policy, and have played an important role in the development of criminology. In recent years punishment and retribution have attracted more attention than rehabilitation, but there has been a resurgence of interest in treatment and rehabilitation, with indications that some things do 'work', and an emphasis on 'evidence-based' policy making. It is also the belief of many that a penal policy without an adequate treatment strategy is unjust and a denial of human rights.

In this book Iain Crow provides an accessible overview of the concepts of treatment and rehabilitation, adopting a deliberately broad definition, and considers the historic

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Contents

A Suitable Case for Treatment?
3
Nothing Works
21
Methodological Issues
38
What Works?
58
On Probation
83
The Treatment of Sex Offenders
121
Mentally Disordered Offenders
141
The Treatment of Drug Misuse
165
Treatment and Social Policy
199
References
217
Index
232
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