This chapter will therefore discuss the centrality of rehabilitation and, more recently, risk in contemporary criminology and criminal justice. It begins by focusing on the traditional rehabilitative ethos in criminal justice, highlighting the difficulties of defining and understanding the concept, before turning its attention to the crisis in rehabilitation in the late 1970s.Throughout, the chapter will highlight how changes to the legitimacy and character of rehabilitation have been intertwined with broader socio-economic changes, which have profoundly reshaped our understanding of, and feelings towards, the lawbreaker (Young, 1999).
|Title of host publication||Risk and rehabilitation: management and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system|
|Editors||Aaron Pycroft, S. Clift|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|