This article draws on two sets of theoretical resources to develop a comprehensive theory of sexual offender rehabilitation named the Good Lives Model-Comprehensive (GLM-C). The original Good Lives Model (GLM-O) forms the overarching values and principles guiding clinical practice in the GLM-C. The latest sexual offender theory (i.e., the Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending; ITSO) provides a clear etiological grounding for these principles. The result is an improved rehabilitation model that conceptually links the latest etiological theory with clinical practice and has the theoretical resources to secure currently used self-regulatory treatment practice within a meaningful structure
The authors argue that an enriched concept of needs embedded in the notion of human well being can provide a coherent conceptual basis for rehabilitation and also avoid the problems apparent in the concept of criminogenic needs. From this perspective, criminogenic needs are construed as internal and external obstacles to leading a fulfilling life. Outlines a possible intervention framework utilising certain ("categorical") needs and discusses the clinical and policy implications of this perspective.
The author argues that every rehabilitation program presupposes conceptions of possible good lives for offenders and, associated with this, an understanding of the necessary internal and external conditions for living such lives. Clarifies the notion of good lives and outlines necessary features.
Reviews and integrates several sexual offender assessment and treatment models into a comprehensive case formulation approach for use in the assessment, treatment, and supervision of sexual offenders. Argues that none of these models singly is sufficient to guide the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, and that an integrated model that draws on research and practice in the development of case formulation, is most likely to be effective in achieving the goals of reduced recidivism, risk reduction, and reduced rates of sexual victimisation.
This article examines theoretical strengths and weaknesses of the Risk–Need–Responsivity (RNR) model of offender rehabilitation. It briefly discusses the nature of rehabilitation theories and their core components and reviews the three source theories associated with the RNR Model. Reconstructs the RNR model in light of this analysis, essentially arguing that there are at least three components to any rehabilitation theory: primary aims, values and principles; etiological and methodological assumptions; and practice implications. Evaluates the theoretical and empirical adequacy of the RNR model in this light and conclude with comments on the policy, research, and clinical implications of this evaluation (and reconstruction) of this mportant rehabilitation model.
This article expands the practice elements of the Good Lives Model-Comprehensive (GLM-C) of offender rehabilitation and provides a detailed examination of its assessment and treatment implications. It also discusses rehabilitation and the qualities a good theory of rehabilitation should possess, briefly describes the principles, etiological assumptions, and general treatment implications of the GLM-C and outlines in detail the application of this perspective to assessment and treatment of sexual offenders. Conclude with a summary of the major benefits envisaged from bringing the GLM-C to sexual offender rehabilitation.
This article Reviews offender rehabilitation approaches past and present with focus on "what works." Examines the currently most widespread and successfully used rehabilitation principles (e.g., the Risk/Need/Responsivity Model). Places special emphasis on sex offender rehabilitation.