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By Iain Crow

Remedy and rehabilitation were significant to the advance of felony justice coverage, and feature performed an immense position within the improvement of criminology. lately punishment and retribution have attracted extra consciousness than rehabilitation, yet there was a resurgence of curiosity in therapy and rehabilitation, with symptoms that a few issues do 'work', and an emphasis on 'evidence-based' coverage making. it's also the idea of many who a penal coverage with no an sufficient therapy technique is unjust and a denial of human rights.

In this booklet Iain Crow offers an available evaluation of the recommendations of remedy and rehabilitation, adopting a intentionally huge definition, and considers the historic

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It is abundantly clear that there is no adequate overarching penal theory to replace the collapsed rehabilitative consensus of fifteen years ago. (Bottoms, 1977: 91) The decline of treatment and rehabilitation as the central focus of penal policy had a considerable impact on criminal justice. A vacuum appeared that was not only intellectual, but was experienced in practice and policy. This had an impact on the institutions of criminal justice, including (as will be seen in Chapters 5 and 6) the Prison and Probation Services.

However, before looking at how the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders has progressed since the arrival of the ‘nothing works’ doctrine, some consideration needs to be given to the methods used in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment. It is important to understand these in order to appreciate how conclusions are reached about whether or not something ‘works’. This book is not primarily concerned with research methods, but evaluation methodology is crucial to an understanding of the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders for several reasons: 1 2 3 It is possible that failure to demonstrate treatment effects in the past has been due to flawed research rather than to flawed treatment.

The severest restriction of liberty is imprisonment. It is right that this penalty should be reserved for the most serious offences. 5) Although the Act was subsequently amended by the Criminal Justice Treatment/Rehab Offenders 30/4/01 12:16 Page 19 A Suitable Case for Treatment? 19 Act 1993, only certain specific provisions were changed and the sentencing framework, incorporating a graduated scale of restriction of liberty, remains in force. But while the withdrawal of autonomy may be justified by the state in dealing with offenders, it does not follow that offenders’ other rights are curtailed, and hence all other ethical principles should be observed as much in dealing with offenders as with anyone else.

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