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Brief anger interventions with offenders may be ineffective : a replication and extension

Heseltine, Karen, Howells, Kevin and Day, Andrew 2010, Brief anger interventions with offenders may be ineffective : a replication and extension, Behaviour research and therapy, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 246-250, doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2009.10.005.

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Title Brief anger interventions with offenders may be ineffective : a replication and extension
Author(s) Heseltine, Karen
Howells, Kevin
Day, Andrew
Journal name Behaviour research and therapy
Volume number 48
Issue number 3
Start page 246
End page 250
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2010-03
ISSN 0005-7967
Keyword(s) anger
yreatment
offenders
outcome
Summary Anger-management interventions are widely delivered in the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems. Whilst previous research has generally supported the thesis that anger management is an effective intervention for anger problems in general there remains a need to determine its effectiveness with offender populations. This paper reports the results of a controlled outcome study of a 20 h anger-management program offered to offenders. Those receiving treatment showed improvements in their knowledge about anger, but showed little change on measures of anger and anger expression when compared to waiting-list controls. Scores on measures of treatment readiness and level of need for treatment were however, correlated with post-treatment improvement. These findings are discussed in terms of their implications for the assessment and selection of appropriate participants for offender anger-management programs.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.brat.2009.10.005
Field of Research 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
111714 Mental Health
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Socio Economic Objective 940403 Criminal Justice
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Elsevier Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028606

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Health
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