Author(s): Ken McMaster & David Riley (editors)
The view of the 1970s and '80s - that in terms of rehabilitation programmes, nothing works - continues to exert an influence that is no longer deserved. Over the last twenty years more than 2000 published evaluations and 75 meta-analyses have shown that carefully designed and delivered interventions can make a real difference to reoffending rates.
What are the keys to an effective programme? This book offers answers drawn from the research and experience of New Zealand practitioners across the field - including learnings from those who work with offenders in prison and in the community, with men and women, with youth and with Maori and Pacific people.
This book has an interesting range of chapters, including: Part 1: The issues The changing nature of interventions Designing effective interventions Training intervention staff The right to intervention Site implementation issues Supervision – maintaining safety in practice How do we evaluate if we have got it right? Part 2: Special populations Intervention with domestic violence offenders Interventions with female offenders Cultural matching in programmes Youth offenders