Interventions for Correctional Clients
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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- 29 May 2023
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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
- outline the elements of evidence-based interventions for correctional clients.
- identify the strengths and limitations of interventions conducted with different client and offence populations and in different settings.
- evaluate empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions with offenders
- MODULE I (Penological Principles)
- MODULE II (Principles of Effective Intervention)
- MODULE III (Intervention Techniques)
- MODULE IV (Offence-Specific Interventions)
- MODULE V (Client-Specific Interventions)
- MODULE VI (Contemporary Considerations)
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. The interventions explored in the subject are most frequently observed within the correctional system in both custodial and community settings; however, programs utilised in other sectors of the criminal justice system (i.e. police, courts) and in affiliated social service organisations are also included in the course where forensic populations are their target treatment group. The subject draws on psychological principles and research evidence, linking theories of crime causation to foundations of behaviour modification and propensity-reducing interventions. A review of specific programs is presented, although the focus of the subject is on the overarching design principles associated with positive client outcomes.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.
- Major Essay (50%)
- Minor Essay (25%)
- Quiz (25%)
Current study term: 28 May 23 to 27 Aug 23
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