CRJS 491: Offender Rehabilitation (Rev. C2) Report a Broken Link

Criminal Justice 491: Offender Rehabilitation focuses on current issues in offender rehabilitation from both a Canadian and an international perspective. You will have the opportunity to examine the theoretical literature about offender rehabilitation and the practical application of that literature as you explore “what works.” Rehabilitation is considered across a variety of areas that contribute to offender recidivism, including interventions for people who have drug addictions and for those who perpetrate property offences, sexual crimes, and domestic violence. The course also considers offender rehabilitation with men and women of different ages and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Relevant professional ethics issues are also examined.

Unit 3 – GLM and RNR Models

Andrews, D.A., Bonta, J, & Wormith, J.S. (2011). The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model: Does adding the Good Lives Model contribute to effective crime prevention? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(7), 735–755.
Ward, T., Yates, P.M., & Willis, G.M. (2012). The Good Lives Model and the Risk Need Responsivity model: A critical response to Andrews, Bonta, & Wormith (2011). Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(1), 94–110.
Wormith, S.J., Gendreau, P., & Bonta, J. (2012). Deffering to clarity, parsimony, and evidence in reply to Ward, Yates, & Willis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(1), 111–120.

Unit 5 – Treatment for Psychopathic Offenders

Atkinson, R. & Toew, J. (2012). Working with psychopathic offenders: Lessons from the Chromis Program. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 11, 299–311.
Wong, C.P., Gordon, A., Gu, D., Lewis, K., & Olver, M.E. (2012). The effectiveness of violence reduction treatment for psychopathic offenders: Empirical evidence and a treatment model. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 11, 336–349.