20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: Attempts to rehabilitate offenders have a long history and have taken a variety of forms. This module considers the legitimacy and effectiveness of approaches toward offenders which come under the umbrella of `rehabilitation'. The module focuses in particular on contemporary rehabilitative approaches used in prisons and in the context of community penalties, including the current popularity of cognitive-behavioural treatment programmes. It also examines in detail the relevance and effectiveness of rehabilitation in respect of specific groups of offenders, such as those who commit sexual offences and drug misusing offenders.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students (and BA Soc/Pol).

Staff Contact: ROBINSON GWEN J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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