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The rehabilitation of offenders: international perspectives applied to Australian correctional systems

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

The rehabilitation of offenders is being seen as an important topic by correctional departments in Australia, following a period in the 1970s and 1980s when there was widespread disillusionment with the notion. This paper examines the reasons for the resurgence of interest in the field of offender rehabilitation, and describes the conclusions from several recent international reviews that suggest that rehabilitation programs can be effective in reducing recidivism.

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Rehabilitation

Cite article

Howells K & Day A. 1999. The rehabilitation of offenders: international perspectives applied to Australian correctional systems. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 112. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi112