Eliciting Responsivity: Exploring Programming Interests of Federal Inmates as a Function of Security Classification

Daniel J. Neller, Michael J Vitacco, Philip R. Magaletta, A. Brooke Phillips-Boyles

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Abstract

Research supports the effectiveness of the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model for reducing criminal recidivism. Yet programming interests of inmates - one facet of responsivity - remain an understudied phenomenon. In the present study, we explored the programming interests of 753 federal inmates housed across three levels of security. Results suggest that inmates, as a group, prefer specific programs over others, and that some of their interests may differ by security level. We discuss possible implications of these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • correctional programming
  • inmates
  • responsivity
  • RNR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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