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Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

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Criminals -- Rehabilitation, Corrections -- Research, Corrections -- United States


This chapter presents a systematic review of the literature that highlights the need for the development of more effective treatment strategies and interventions that are responsive to the specific risks and needs of the population. It also reviews the use and function of segregation in the United States. The chapter summarizes the principles of effective correctional intervention to provide a framework for understanding how correctional programming might best be integrated into these restrictive housing units. It provides a systematic review of the empirical segregation literature and describes what is known about the inmates held in restrictive housing. The chapter discusses how the information gathered from the current review of the literature could be used to construct a more informed program design in segregated housing units. It concludes with a review of the available evidence on current attempts to implement offender programming in segregation settings and makes some closing remarks.


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