chapter  2
Reaffirming Rehabilitation
ByRonen Ziv
Pages 19

Chapter 2 completes the overview of the emergence and impact of the rehabilitative ideal on the U.S. correctional system. This chapter presents a fourth historical period that discussed the status of the rehabilitative ideal over the final two decades of the 20th century. During that time, a countermovement slowly developed to reaffirm rehabilitation through the compilation of empirical evidence demonstrating that correctional programs were effective in reducing recidivism.