The multifactor offender readiness model

Ward, Tony, Day, Andrew, Howells, Kevin and Birgden, Astrid 2004, The multifactor offender readiness model, Aggression and violent behavior, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 645-673, doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2003.08.001.

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Title The multifactor offender readiness model
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Day, Andrew
Howells, Kevin
Birgden, Astrid
Journal name Aggression and violent behavior
Volume number 9
Issue number 6
Start page 645
End page 673
Publisher Elsevier Science
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2004-09
ISSN 1359-1789
Keyword(s) offenders
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Summary There has been a resurgence of interest in the rehabilitation of offenders. Research has consistently shown that rehabilitation programs for offenders, when they adhere to general principles of program design and delivery, will achieve significant reductions in recidivism. In this paper, we suggest that even greater reductions in recidivism can be achieved when readiness is addressed at the level of the individual offender, the program, and the context. A comprehensive understanding of readiness allows for fuller engagement in treatment, thus increasing probability of good treatment outcomes. We describe person, program, and context factors in a model of offender treatment readiness and discuss implications of the model for both assessment of offenders and for modification of low readiness.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.avb.2003.08.001
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Ltd.
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