Problems of implementing offender programs in the community

Astbury, Brad 2008, Problems of implementing offender programs in the community, Journal of offender rehabilitation, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 31-47, doi: 10.1080/10509670802143235.

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Title Problems of implementing offender programs in the community
Author(s) Astbury, Brad
Journal name Journal of offender rehabilitation
Volume number 46
Issue number 3
Start page 31
End page 47
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1540-8558
Keyword(s) offender rehabilitation
program integrity
community corrections
Summary Rehabilitation of offenders is, at present, an important focus among many correctional departments. A substantial body of international research literature now exists to guide the design and development of new programs that aim to reduce re-offending. However, successful implementation of these programs has been challenging for many correctional authorities. Drawing on the experience of a community correctional agency in Australia, this paper identifies and examines a number of barriers to successful delivery of community-based offender rehabilitation programs and services. The findings suggest that basing interventions on scientific knowledge about “what works” in offender rehabilitation is necessary but not sufficient for effective programs and services. More careful attention needs to be paid to how correctional authorities can take this research and implement it in practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10509670802143235
Field of Research 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
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