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Brief anger management programs with offenders: Outcomes and predictors of change

K Howells, A Day, P Williamson, S Bubner, S Jauncey, A Parker, K Heseltine

Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology | Published : 2005

Abstract

Anger management interventions with offenders, particularly violent offenders, are a common form of rehabilitative activity. The rationale for addressing anger problems is clear-cut and there is good evidence that anger management can be effective with some client populations. Information relating to effectiveness with serious offenders, however, is sparse. An intervention study is reported in which offenders receiving anger management were compared with waiting list controls on a range of dependent measures. In general, the degree of pre-treatment/post-treatment change was small and experimental versus control differences were not statistically significant. The degree of improvement was fou..

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