Assessing suitability for offender rehabilitation - development and validation of the treatment readiness questionnaire

Casey, Sharon, Day, Andrew, Howells, Kevin, and Ward, Tony (2007) Assessing suitability for offender rehabilitation - development and validation of the treatment readiness questionnaire. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34 (11). pp. 1427-1440.

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Abstract

Although the need to assess appropriate candidates for offender rehabilitation programs is widely acknowledged, few assessment tools are available that have been validated for use with offender populations. This article reports on the development and validation of a brief self-report measure designed to assess treatment readiness in offenders who have been refer-red to a cognitive skills program. The measure, the Corrections Victoria Treatment Readiness Questionnaire, displayed acceptable levels of convergent and discriminant validity, and was able to predict treatment engagement and treatment performance at the midpoint of the program. Suggested cutoff points are reported for use in assessing offenders for this type of program. It is concluded that the measure can play a valuable role in the assessment of offenders who are being considered for rehabilitative treatment.

Item ID: 47168
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-3594
Keywords: readiness, responsivity, assessment, cognitive skills
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 100%
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