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Risk and rehabilitationManagement and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system$
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Aaron Pycroft and John McKeane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300205

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300205.001.0001

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Relationship and rehabilitation in a post-‘what works’ era

Relationship and rehabilitation in a post-‘what works’ era

(p.175) TEN Relationship and rehabilitation in a post-‘what works’ era
Risk and rehabilitation

Aaron Pycroft

Policy Press

The research illustrates how substance misuse and mental health problems are not being addressed satisfactorily by the criminal justice system, as it is failing to keep pace with our understanding of these issues. The author argues for the development of therapeutic and social-work oriented knowledge in working with people in the criminal justice system. Complexity theory, Mimetics and Virtue ethics are identified as areas with the potential to develop interventions. If engagement with people with mental health problems and substance misuse is to be successful, there needs to be an increased awareness in our understanding of the factors that affect human behaviour.

Keywords:   Evidence, Complexity theory, Virtue ethics, Mimetics, Relationships, Rehabilitation

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