Linking Positive Psychology to Offender Supervision Outcomes
Course Description: 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: This study examines the relationships between indicators of offender supervision outcomes and dimensions of positive psychological states (PPS). Results of a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) revealed that the first-order positive psychology constructs converge to form a higher order construct of PPS which was inversely associated with supervision outcomes. Furthermore, the mediating effect of PPS on the relationship between criminogenic risk factors and all offender supervision outcome variables was statistically significant, suggesting that offenders with heightened PPS are likely to have fewer criminogenic risk factors and are less likely to be reported for the technical violation, charged, reconvicted, and imprisoned. The
implications of these findings for correctional theory, practice, and policy conclude the article.
Authors: Yilma Woldgabreal; Andrew Day and Tony Ward
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding complex trauma and aggression in secure juvenile settings. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify the first order psychology constructs that converge to form higher order constructs
- Distinguish the dimensions of positive psychology states
- Describe the mediating effect of PPS on the relationship between criminogenic risk factors and offender outcome variables.
Citation: Woldgabreal, Y., Day A. & Ward T., (2016). Linking Positive Psychology to Offender Supervision Outcomes CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, 2016, Vol. 43, No. 6. 697–721.
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This course is Non Interactive .