Presenter Information

Karen Lee Owens

Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 AM

Abstract

There are many strategies to accessing and treating the criminogenic needs of offenders to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society successfully. However criminals are often labeled and stigmatized by society as deviant outcast; viewed as irredeemable and irreparable lost causes. Can criminals be rehabilitated? Not just rehabilitated in the sense of the legal system’s view, but in the views of their peers, families, and communities. It’s important to realize the affects that societal views and attitudes about criminals have on offenders when they’re trying to rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society. Rehabilitation of criminal offenders is a complicated and multifaceted issue that has many different approaches. For the purposes of this project the Punishment, Rehabilitation and Prevention Ideologies will be examined as well as the Restorative Justice model; while also evaluating social stigmas placed on offenders.

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Apr 6th, 12:00 AM

Does Social Stigma Affect Criminal Rehabilitation?

There are many strategies to accessing and treating the criminogenic needs of offenders to help them rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society successfully. However criminals are often labeled and stigmatized by society as deviant outcast; viewed as irredeemable and irreparable lost causes. Can criminals be rehabilitated? Not just rehabilitated in the sense of the legal system’s view, but in the views of their peers, families, and communities. It’s important to realize the affects that societal views and attitudes about criminals have on offenders when they’re trying to rehabilitate and reintegrate back into society. Rehabilitation of criminal offenders is a complicated and multifaceted issue that has many different approaches. For the purposes of this project the Punishment, Rehabilitation and Prevention Ideologies will be examined as well as the Restorative Justice model; while also evaluating social stigmas placed on offenders.