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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, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 1427-1440, doi: 10.1177/0093854807305827.

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Title Assessing suitability for offender rehabilitation : development and validation of the treatment readiness questionnaire
Author(s) Casey, Sharon
Day, Andrew
Howells, Kevin
Ward, Tony
Journal name Criminal justice and behavior
Volume number 34
Issue number 11
Start page 1427
End page 1440
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Beverly Hills, Calif.
Publication date 2007-11
ISSN 0093-8548
1552-3594
Keyword(s) readiness
responsivity
assessment
cognitive skills
Summary 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 referred 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0093854807305827
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019803

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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