The Effects of Personal Characteristics on Offender Success in a Therapeutic Community

Dana Jones Hubbard, University of Cincinnati
Shawn Minor, University of Cincinnati
Jennifer Pealer, University of Cincinnati

The literature on correctional rehabilitation suggests that if certain "principles of effective intervention" are followed, reductions in recidivism should result. The least developed of these principles is the idea that certain personal characteristics of offenders may interfere with the ability to be successful in correctional programming. This reponsivity principle then, suggests that characteristics such as gender, personality, and intelligence may be important in determining whether offenders succeed or not. This study seeks to address this issue of responsivity in a therapeutic community.

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Updated 05/20/2006