Offender rehabilitation as a value-laden process

Day, Andrew, and Ward, Tony (2010) Offender rehabilitation as a value-laden process. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 54 (3). pp. 289-306.

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This article investigates some of the primary assumptions and values that underpin correctional practice in the area of offender rehabilitation. It is suggested that values are reflected in offenders' and clinicians' fundamental beliefs about the rehabilitative process and as such underlie their various actions. This article identifies three areas in which values may be important (organisational values about crime and punishment, professional values, and personal values) and discusses each in relation to its relevance for rehabilitative practice. It is concluded that despite the apparent role of values in the correctional domain, very little is known about the values of those who deliver rehabilitative programs and how these might influence rehabilitative outcomes.

Item ID: 47148
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-6933
Keywords: values, rehabilitation, offender, ethics
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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