Interventions for Offenders
Draw on psychological principles and research to identify strategies to change behaviour within the correctional system. Probe specific rehabilitation programs used in both in community and institutional settings to question the rehabilitation ideal.
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- 18 Jul 2022
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- describe and evaluate current approaches to offender risk and needs assessment
- explain the principles of effective correctional intervention
- describe evidence-based interventions for offenders
- identify the strengths and limitations of individual-level interventions conducted with different offender and offence populations
- evaluate empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions with offenders
- History/Philosophies of Offender Management, Intervention, and Treatment
- Risk Assessment; Evaluation; Systems issues; Engagement with difficult clients
- Sexual Offences; Violent Offences; Substance Abuse;
- Women, Trans, Youth, Elderly, Physical Disability, Different Language, Different Culture
- Indigenous Offenders
- Offenders with Mental Disorders
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- GRF-MCCJ7030 (Not currently available)
No additional requirements
This subject examines strategies for changing criminal behaviour available within the correctional system, drawing particularly on psychological principles and research. The implications of the various theories of crime causation for correctional programming are considered. A review of specific rehabilitation programs, in institution and community settings, is presented. A critical assessment of the rehabilitation ideal, in terms of ethical, theoretical and practical concerns, is undertaken.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.
- Major Essay (50%)
- Risk Assessment (30%)
- Quiz (20%)
Current study term: 17 Jul 22 to 14 Oct 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.