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University of Wollongong

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1999

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Risk, Needs And Responsivity In Violence Rehabilitation: Implications For Programs With Indigenous Offenders, Kevin Howells, Andrew Day, Stuart Byrne, Mitchell K. Byrne Jan 1999

Risk, Needs And Responsivity In Violence Rehabilitation: Implications For Programs With Indigenous Offenders, Kevin Howells, Andrew Day, Stuart Byrne, Mitchell K. Byrne

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

As a group of forensic psychologists with a background in clinical practice and research with offenders, we share the perception that sensitivity to cultural issues is a neglected area in offender rehabilitation. Perhaps this should be stated more strongly: that cultural dimensions of offender rehabilitation programs require urgent attention. We are working to understand how rehabilitation programs can be most appropriately offered to Aboriginal offenders, with a particular interest in programs dealing with anger, aggression and violence ( Howells et al, 1997). Our starting point in this area has been an interest in whether the rehabilitation of offenders works - in the ...