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THE ROLE OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN OFFENDER SUPERVISION

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posted on 2023-05-01, 00:22 authored by Yilma WoldgabrealYilma Woldgabreal, Andrew Day
This paper reports the findings of an empirical study examining the relationship between offender
supervision outcomes and the self-reported assessment of positive psychological states. Scores on
a composite measure of positive psychological states were found to be inversely associated with
supervision outcomes and mediated the relationship between risk-needs and technical violations,
charges, reconvictions, and imprisonment. This suggests that interventions that promote states such
as optimism, hope, self-efficacy, and psychological flexibility may have a key role to play in effective
offender management.

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Advancing Corrections Journal

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81 - 88

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