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Offending behaviour: moral reasoning, criminal conduct and the rehabilitation of offenders

Offending behaviour: moral reasoning, criminal conduct and the rehabilitation of offenders

Palmer, Emma J

This title provides a comprehensive and up to date review of the relationship between psychology, morality and offending behaviour. It sets out the theory and research which has been carried out in the field, and examines the ways in which this knowledge has been used in practice. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the relationship between psychology, moral reasoning theory and offending behaviour. It sets out the theory and research which has been carried out in the field, and examines the ways in which this knowledge has been used in practice to inform treatment programmes for offenders. This book pays particular attention to Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning, providing a link between this theory and developmental psychology, along with a review of more recent critiques of this theory and an analysis of the difficulties of accurately assessing moral reasoning. The book goes on to assess moral reasoning as an explanation of offending behaviour, looking at how moral reasoning interacts with child rearing and family factors, social factors and social cognition. Offending is therefore presented as a complex phenomenon caused by an interaction of variables that are internal and external to the individual. The book concludes with a consideration of how knowledge and research in the area of moral reasoning and offending has been used in practice to inform treatment programmes for offenders, looking at a variety of different settings (prison, residential settings, and in the community)

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Published Cullompton: Willan, 2003

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Statement of responsibility: Emma J. Palmer
ISBN: 1135995311, 9781135995317
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: xii, 228 p.
Subject: Criminal behavior Moral and ethical aspects.; Wales; Causes & prevention of crime; Crime & criminology; Criminals Rehabilitation.; Crime; Laws of specific jurisdictions & specific areas of law; Criminal or forensic psychology; England; Offenders; Criminal psychology.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781843920380