Evaluation Of An Effective Rehabilitation Program For Reducing Recidivism Without Compromising Officer Or Offender Safety

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Section IV-Findings of the Investigation Section IV presents findings from the literature review for this capstone. The issue at hand is determining an effective rehabilitation program for reducing recidivism without compromising officer or offender safety. The Social Learning Theory serves as the framework for these investigative findings. Relevant Analysis Rehabilitation Programs The analysis is based on exploratory research of a mixed method analysis of mainly qualitative but also quantitative data. The research was filtered through the Social Learning Theory in the attempts to answer the following capstone questions: Management Q: What are the most effective treatment programs to reduce recidivism? Research Q1: What components need to be addressed in prison treatment programs? Research Q2: What are the best methods for maintaining staff and offender safety while providing a supporting and educational environment? Research Q3: Can offenders with psychological disorders be rehabilitated so that they can be effective members of society as well? Research Q1: Components of rehabilitation programs. The overall riding question for this research is to isolate a safe, effective rehabilitation program. Therefore in isolating a research program, the components that comprise the program become an essential starting point in this research. Education, work skills, and drug treatment programs are essential components of several rehabilitation programs (Chamberlain, 2012). Work programs have been especially effective in providing offenders both skills and confidence needed to succeed when they reenter society as well as reducing the percent of recidivism (Mohr, 2013). Understanding the risk of reoffending is a vital aspect as well (Cha... ... middle of paper ... ... reintregration but that also support an offender throughout the transistion process; this will serve to reduce recidivism rates as well as increase safety for the general public, prison employees and other offenders (Bonta & Andrews, 2007). Because social learning occurs in the environment and from the individuals in the environment, it will be essential that these programs and those participating adhere to positive behaviors and are properly rewarded as such (Clegg, 2012). Summary of Section Highlights Section IV contains the relevant analysis of the capstone questions. The findings of the exploratory research based on this analysis are also presented. Support for the capstone questions were presented via the findings and were examined based on the Social Learning Theory. Section V will conclude with interpretations and recommendations of this research project.

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