the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders | CRJ 522 Psychological Factors in Criminal Justice | Ashford University

 

The Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders

As discussed in Chapter 12 in the Bartol & Bartol (2019) text, in most circumstances, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders is the goal of the criminal justice system as evidenced by the number of offenders ultimately being released back into society. This includes concerns for public safety, the behavior and performance of the offender as a functioning member of society, and the likelihood of recidivating. While some offenses, and therefore offenders, are deemed inappropriate for release (i.e. those sentenced to life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty), most offenders will have an ultimate release date included in their sentence. This poses challenges in how to address these offenders within the construct of their ultimately being released. Chapter 12 in Bartol & Bartol (2019) analyzes clinical practices in corrections environs.

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Required Resources

Text

Bartol A., & Bartol C. (2019). Introduction to forensic psychology: Research and application (5th ed.). Sage Publications, Inc.

  • Chapter 7: The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
  • Chapter 12: Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
  • Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice and Corrections

Recommended Resources

Text

Bartol A., & Bartol C. (2019). Introduction to forensic psychology: Research and application (5th ed.). Sage Publications, Inc.

  • Chapter 6: Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation

Websites

American Corrections Association (Links to an external site.). (www.aca.org)

  • According to the ACA mission statement, “The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system.” This website can assist you in the development of each of this week’s activities.

NICIC.gov: National Institute of Corrections (Links to an external site.). (http://nicic.gov/)

  • The National Institute of Corrections “is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.” It is devoted to providing “training, technical assistance, informational services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.” The website provides links to the many services offered by the NICIC and current projects, as well as a library for professional publications devoted to the field of corrections. This website can assist you in the development of each of this week’s activities.

National Sheriff’s Association (Links to an external site.). (http://www.sheriffs.org/)

  • The mission statement of the National Sheriff’s Association states the organization “is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice, public safety, and law enforcement so that they may perform their jobs in the best possible manner and better serve the people of their cities, counties, or jurisdictions.” The web site contains links to numerous anti-crime programs offered nationwide, Congressional correspondence, and press releases. This website can assist you in the development of each of this week’s activities.