The Development of a Program Engagement Theory for Group Offending Behavior Programs.

@article{Holdsworth2017TheDO,
  title={The Development of a Program Engagement Theory for Group Offending Behavior Programs.},
  author={E. M. Holdsworth and Erica Bowen and Sarah Tolbert Brown and Douglas Howat},
  journal={International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology},
  year={2017},
  volume={61 13},
  pages={
          1479-1499
        }
}
Offender engagement in group offending behavior programs is poorly understood and under-theorized. In addition, there is no research on facilitators' engagement. This article presents the first ever theory to address this gap. A Program Engagement Theory (PET) was derived from a constructivist grounded theory analysis that accounts for both facilitators' and offenders' engagement in group offending behavior programs (GOBPs). Interviews and session observations were used to collect data from 23… CONTINUE READING
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