Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Risk and rehabilitationManagement and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details

Risk and rehabilitation: a fusion of concepts?

Risk and rehabilitation: a fusion of concepts?

(p.64) (p.65) Four Risk and rehabilitation: a fusion of concepts?
Risk and rehabilitation

Dennis Gough

Policy Press

This chapter introduces the idea that in modern times, the rehabilitation of offenders has been fused with ideas around their risk to others. Consequently, we now understand working with offenders to change their behaviour through a rehabilitation-risk paradigm, rather than through any notions of their rights or welfare. The author discusses the centrality of rehabilitation and more recently, risk in contemporary criminology and criminal justice. Finally, the chapter explores through various discourses how rehabilitation and risk have been joined together, rather than replaced in punishment.

Keywords:   Fusion, Risk, Rehabilitation, Discourse, Community, Welfare, Punishment

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.