Cognitive Self Change: Authority, Opportunity and Choice in Offender Rehabilitation

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Cognitive Self Change: Authority, Opportunity and Choice in Offender Rehabilitation

Format:  Hardcover,

352 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2015

ISBN-13: 9780470974827

ISBN-10: 0470974826

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This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy.

Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitationEngages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitationOutlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the "What Works" literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to changeProvides hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offenderOffers a way forward for a more meaningful and effective system of criminal justice

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9780470974827
ISBN-10: 0470974826
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 352

Book description

This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy.

  • Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitation
  • Engages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitation
  • Outlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the "What Works" literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to change
  • Provides hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offender
  • Offers a way forward for a more meaningful and effective system of criminal justice

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