Offender rehabilitation efforts is a major focus for researchers and professionals within the field of corrections. Offender treatment plans are necessary for effective rehabilitation to take place for incarcerated offenders and those under community supervision. More specifically, women?s completion rates of general offending rehabilitation programs tend to be significantly lower than their male counterparts. Does this have something to do with the way rehabilitation programs are designed and for whom they are designed? Read Martin, Grautt, and Gelthorpe?s (2009) article entitled, What Works for Women: A Comparison of Community Based General Offending Programme Completion.
Within this article Martin et al. (2009) discuss what criminogenic factors from the OASys risk-assessment tool identify the features predicting compliance that allow for successful completion for women in rehabilitation programs. As mentioned in Chapter 5 of the course textbook, “according to the principle of criminogenic needs, interventions must target those offender problems or features that contribute to or are supportive of offending. In other words, the intervention should reduce reoffending.”
- After reading Martin, Grautt, and Gelthorpe?s (2009) article entitled, What Works for Women: A Comparison of Community Based General Offending Programme Completion., discuss what criminogenic needs were identified as being necessary in the results for women to successfully complete rehabilitation programs.
- Do you think there were any factors mentioned in the article that are impossible to meet? Based on your experience and/or other readings, are there any criminogenic factors for women that aren?t identified in this article that could be a possibility.
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