Putting Theory into Practice
This chapter provides an overview of approaches found to be effective in reducing recidivism. The chapter begins with a review of meta-analyses and treatment. Next, the reader is exposed to an in-depth review of cognitive behavioral interventions and techniques used to change behavior. In this context, the core correctional practices of cognitive restructuring, skill building, and problem-solving are introduced. The chapter also provides a number of examples to illustrate these approaches.