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Contribution to Desistance Research and Practice from Positive Psychology

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posted on 2023-04-24, 01:41 authored by Yilma WoldgabrealYilma Woldgabreal, Andrew Day
The application of positive psychology ideas to forensic settings, however, has taken longer to occur and is probably best encapsulated in the development of the Good Lives Model (GLM), and work in the area of desistance. Both the GLM and the desistance paradigm are highly consistent with the ideas of positive psychology. This chapter begins by describing the origins of positive psychology before considering its influence on forensic thinking and the role that it has to play in promoting and fostering well-being and resilience. It provides an overview of three key service settings: prisons and community corrections, juvenile justice, and forensic mental health. There are few areas of practice in the criminal justice arena quite so contentious as how to respond to young people who commit serious and/or repeated offenses. Finally, the chapter proposes a preliminary integrative framework to guide the delivery of forensic positive psychological services.

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