"Since the founding of the penitentiary nearly two centuries ago, modern correctional systems have been marked by the belief that offenders should not only be punished but also rehabilitated. This uplifting goal, however, involves a very practical challenge: knowing how to save offenders from a life in crime.In the aftermath of Martinson's 1974 "nothing works doctrine," scholars have made a concerted effort to develop an evidence-based corrections theory and practice to show "what works" to change offenders. Perhaps the most important contribution to this effort was made by a group of Canadian psychologists, most notably Donald Andrews, James Bonta, and Paul Gendreau, who developed a treatment paradigm called the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model (RNR model), which became the dominant theory of correctional treatment. This approach was more recently challenged by a perspective developed by Tony Ward, Shadd Maruna, and others, called the "Good Lives Model" (GLM). Based in part on desistance research and positive psychology, this model proposes to rehabilitate offenders by building on the strengths offenders possess. GLM proponents see the RNR model as a deficit model that fixes dynamic risk factors rather than identifying what offenders value most and using these positive factors to pull them out of crime.Through a detailed examination of both models' theoretical and correctional frameworks, The Future of Correctional Rehabilitation: Moving Beyond the RNR Model and Good Lives Model Debate probes the extent to which the models offer incompatible or compatible approaches to offender treatment, and suggests how to integrate the RNR and GLM approaches to build a new and hopefully more effective vision for offender treatment. A foreword by renowned criminologist Francis T. Cullen helps put the material into context. This book will be of much interest to scholars and students interested in correctional rehabilitation as well as practitioners working with offenders"--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part PART I Beyond Nothing Works chapter 1 The Rise and Fall of the Rehabilitative Ideal chapter 2 Reaffirming Rehabilitation part PART II The Risk-Need-Responsivity Model chapter 3 The Theoretical Foundation of the RNR Model chapter 4 The Principles of Effective Correctional Treatment: Theory and Technology part PART III The Good Lives Model chapter 5 The Theoretical Foundation of the Good Lives Model chapter 6 Building Good Lives Through Correctional Intervention part PART IV The Future of Rehabilitation chapter 7 The RNR-GLM Debate chapter 8 Beyond the RNR-GLM Debate: Two Futures for Offender Rehabilitation.