Moving from Correctional Program to Correctional Strategy: Using Proven Practices to Change Criminal Behavior

Gornik, Mark
April 2002
ICCA Journal on Community Corrections;Apr2002, p24
The article discusses correctional strategies used in changing criminal behavior. Behavioral characteristics, weak social skills and low levels of educational skills are some of the attributed associated with criminal behaviors and recidivism. According to the author, successful programs are supported by community and qualified leadership and are designed around proven theoretical models. Meanwhile, effective interventions target the criminogenic risk and are cognitive/behavioral in nature.


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