Journal article

Violent offender rehabilitation and the therapeutic community model of treatment: Towards integrated service provision?

Andrew Day, Patrick Doyle

AGGRESSION AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Rehabilitation programs for violent offenders are at an early stage in their development, and there is currently only a very limited empirical base from which to draw any conclusions about treatment effectiveness (Jolliffe and Farrington, 2007). Therapeutic communities for offender populations have a much longer history, although the effects of applying this model of treatment to violent offenders have not been systematically investigated. This paper reviews the content and evidence supporting both violent offender treatment programs and therapeutic community models, concluding that approaches to treatment which combine features of both may prove to be most successful, and warrant further de..

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