9780470974810

Cognitive Self Change

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470974810

  • ISBN10:

    0470974818

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2016
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
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Summary

This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy. Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitation Engages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitation Outlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the "What Works" literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to change Provides hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offender Offers a way forward for a more meaningful and effective system of criminal justice

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