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.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 07 Jul 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe and evaluate current approaches to offender risk and needs assessment
- explain the principles of effective offender rehabilitation
- describe evidence-based interventions for youth and adult offenders
- identify the strengths and limitations of individual-level interventions with youth and adult offenders
- utilise electronic literature databases to locate research reports on specific topics concerning offender rehabilitation
- evaluate empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions with youth and adult 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
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Printable format materials
- Audio-Video streaming
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special 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 (60%)
- Risk Assessment (20%)
- Quiz (20%)
Textbooks are not required.