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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC371H5
Professor
Philip Goodman
Semester
Fall

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SOC371 th Oct 15 Rehabilitation: A Historical Thumbnail Sketch - through 19 century, focus on reform mostly about supposed restorative powers of hard manual labour and isolation; heavy emphasis on religion and corporal punishment o earlier penitentiaries had near or complete isolation o talk to God – reflect on what they had done and to become better people o up for debate if we really have come far from that - turn in early 20 century toward psychology, situational theories of criminality o knowing the offender (Foucault) - with punitive turn, many observers describe an attendant decline in rehabilitative paradigm Does Rehabilitation Work? - Martinson - depends on how you define rehabilitation, and how you define success o not looking at the process – what happens in the treatment program that makes them more likely to change? Is it self reflection/change or is it the treatment? - empirical studies suggest some programs have at least modest effects (structured and focused, multiple treatment components, developing skills, behavioural methods, meaningful contact, implemented with integrity) o others probably neutral, or even counter productive (increasing sentencing
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