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Rehabilitation and Treatment

1. Do police based conferencing effectively motivate offenders to the extent that they almost universally complete financial reparation, community service, apologies, and other victim obligations to victims? EXPLAIN.

2. Account for the importance of education and experience as factors in the effective counseling of offenders.

3. What is the difference between overt and covert reinforcers and how might behavior modification programs become abusive and/or coercive? Give examples as they apply to the correctional setting.

4. Distinguish among the risk principle, the needs principle, and the responsivity principle. How is each important to correctional treatment efforts?

5. Why is the family "system" such a powerful unit? How could such a system contribute to an adolescent becoming delinquent? How could such a system help rehabilitate a delinquent family member?

6. What is meant by harm reduction in the context of substance abuse? Which models of substance abuse are inconsistent with this philosophy?

7. List and describe environmental/psychosocial factors that can contribute to APD.

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1. Do police based conferencing effectively motivate offenders to the extent that they almost universally complete financial reparation, community service, apologies, and other victim obligations to victims? EXPLAIN.

Police based conferencing provides officers with mandatory skills necessary to assist offenders in successfully resolving conflicts between offenders and community members. The officers serve as key partners in the restorative approach to justice that seeks to deliver victim satisfaction by obtaining cooperation from offenders to engage in restorative methods such as community service, restitution, and other methods that will make the victim feel whole. Officers must be provided with mandatory training that can to resolve conflict and low-level crime informally on the street.

Offenders that engage in prolific criminal offenses that have committed habitual crimes must be addressed in a restorative approach to attempt to integrate them back into a community as this provides the offender with impetus to remain a productive member of society and by interacting with the victim, the offender can fully grasp the harm that has been done to the community.

A new way of Doing Justice - Restorative Justice Council www.restorativejustice.org.uk/.../fetch.php?file...a...

2. Account for the importance of education and experience as factors in the effective counseling of offenders.

Education is profoundly important for effective counseling of offenders, and this is true regardless of professional identity or discipline. Counselors must maintain a basic understanding of addiction and other issues the offender is suffering from predicated upon a clear understanding of current counseling models and theories. The counselor must possess a great appreciation of the multiple contexts within which offenders fall into as different offenders suffer from different ailments such as drug addiction, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, etc. Therefore, the counselor is mandated to have an expert understanding about the continuum of care and the social contexts affecting the treatment and recovery process. Education is vital to ...

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