Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Correctional Institutions
This chapter argues that while the predominant intention of incarceration, especially in the United States, has been punishment, prisons also offer the possibility of improving the behavior of offenders, which has beneficial consequences for society as a whole. It aims to generate renewed momentum to the sentiment expressed three decades ago by Fowler (1976) and Haney and Zimbardo (1977) that the management of American prisons can profit from the findings of social scientists. It attempts to do this by emphasizing methods of positive change for the management of prisons by focusing specifically on the recent findings from the offender prediction and treatment research literature.
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