Rehabilitation and risk: a fusion of concepts

Dennis Gough

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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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and rehabilitation: management and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system
EditorsAaron Pycroft, S. Clift
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781447300205
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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