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Correctional Interventions for Women Offenders

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Correctional Interventions for Women Offenders

 

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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.  

Abstract: Using meta-analytic approaches, we examined whether interventions for women offenders are effective in reducing recidivism, as well as whether gender-informed and gender-neutral interventions differ in their effectiveness. Across 38 effect sizes reflecting 37 studies and nearly 22,000 women offenders, women who participated in correctional interventions had 22% to 35% greater odds of community success than non-participants. In other words, correctional interventions for women are at least as effective as the published rates for men. Across all 38 effect sizes, gender-informed and gender-neutral interventions were equally effective; however, when analyses were limited to 18 effect sizes associated with studies of higher methodological quality, gender-informed interventions were significantly more likely to be associated with reductions in recidivism. These findings support recent research indicating that women and girls are more likely to respond well to gender-informed approaches if their backgrounds and pathways to offending are associated with gendered issues. 

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 of complex trauma and aggression in adolescents, especially those in secure juvenile justice settings. 

 Authors: Renée Gobeil, Kelley Blanchette and Lynn Stewart. 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding complex trauma and aggression in secure juvenile settings.  Specifically, a professional will:

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 Citation:  Gobeil, R., Blanchette, K & Stewart, L., (2016) Correctional Interventions for Women Offenders. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, 2016, Vol. 43, No. 3.

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