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Rehabilitation

Beth M. Huebner

in Criminology

ISBN: 9780195396607
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396607-0046
Rehabilitation

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Rehabilitation is a central goal of the correctional system. This goal rests on the assumption that individuals can be treated and can return to a crime free lifestyle. Rehabilitation was a central feature of corrections in the first half of the twentieth century. The favorability of rehabilitation programming declined in the 1970s and 1980s but has regained favor in recent years. Rehabilitation includes a broad array of programs including mental health, substance abuse, and educational services. In addition, specialty programs have been developed for women, sex offenders, and parolees. Rehabilitation has also been introduced in the court system. The following literature summarizes the prominent works in this area and provides sources of reliable data on a range of treatment and rehabilitation programs.

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Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Criminal Justice ; Criminology

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