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Assessing Correctional Rehabilitation : Policy , Practice , and Prospects by

  title={Assessing Correctional Rehabilitation : Policy , Practice , and Prospects by},
  author={Francis T. Cullen and Paul Gendreau},
A theme that has persisted throughout the history of American corrections is that efforts should be made to reform offenders. In particular, at the beginning of the 1900s, the rehabilitative ideal was enthusiastically trumpeted and helped to direct the renovation of the correctional system (e.g., implementation of indeterminate sentencing, parole, probation, a separate juvenile justice system). For the next seven decades, offender treatment reigned as the dominant correctional philosophy. Then… Expand
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