This course is based upon material published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior by Sage Publications on behalf of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP). This course, including the continuing education credits are offered free of charge as a benefit to all IACFP members via the web link http://cjb.sagepub.com/
The risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model has been widely regarded as the premier model for guiding offender assessment and treatment. The RNR model underlies some of the most widely used risk-needs offender assessment instruments, and it is the only theoretical model that has been used to interpret the offender treatment literature. Recently, the good lives model (GLM) has been promoted as an alternative and enhancement to RNR. GLM sets itself apart from RNR by its positive, strengths based, and restorative model of rehabilitation. In addition, GLM hypothesizes that enhancing personal fulfillment will lead naturally to reductions in criminogenic needs, whereas RNR posits the reverse direction. In this article the authors respond to GLM’s criticisms of RNR and conclude that little substance is added by GLM that is not already included in RNR, although proponents of RNR may learn from the popular appeal that GLM, with its positive, strength-based focus, has garnered from clinicians over the past decade.
Forensic and clinical psychologists can benefit from this course. In addition, this course is appropriate for social workers and professional counselors, especially those interested in forensic psychology or those who work within the criminal justice system. This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge offender assessment and treatment through the RNR model.
Authors: Andrews, Bonta, Wormith
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding violent behavior in women. Specifically, a professional will:
Identify relationship among impulsivity, antisocial and violent behavior, and personality disorders among incarcerated women.
Distinguish the link between impulsivity and aggression.
Describe gender differences in impulsivity, antisocial, and aggressive behavior among inmates.
Citation: Komarovskaya, I., Loper, A. B., Warren, J., (2007). The Role of Impulsivity in Antisocial and Violent Behavior and Personality Disorders among Incarcerated Women. Criminal Justice and Behavior Vol 34 No 11. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here