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Striving for a good life : the good lives model applied to released child molesters

Willis, Gwenda M. and Ward, Tony 2011, Striving for a good life : the good lives model applied to released child molesters, Journal of sexual aggression, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 290-303, doi: 10.1080/13552600.2010.505349.

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Title Striving for a good life : the good lives model applied to released child molesters
Author(s) Willis, Gwenda M.
Ward, Tony
Journal name Journal of sexual aggression
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 290
End page 303
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-11
ISSN 1355-2600
1742-6545
Keyword(s) child molesters
desistance
good lives model
re-entry
rehabilitation
sex offenders
Summary The good lives model (GLM) is a strengths-based approach to offender rehabilitation in which treatment aims to equip offenders with the skills and resources necessary to satisfy primary goods, or basic human values, in personally meaningful and socially acceptable ways. The aim of the present research was to explore the practical utility of the GLM with a sample of released child molesters, and investigate the relationship between primary goods attainment and overall re-entry conditions (in terms of accommodation, social support and employment). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 child molesters at one, three and six months following their release from prison. As expected, participants endorsed the majority of GLM primary goods with high importance, and positive re-entry experiences were associated with increased goods attainment. Implications for clinicians, policy makers and society as a whole are discussed.
Notes Article first available online 4th October 2011
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13552600.2010.505349
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034252

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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