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Treatment engagement from the perspective of the offender: Reasons for non-completion and completion of treatment: A systematic review

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posted on 2016-11-22, 09:46 authored by D. Sturgess, J. Woodhams, Matthew Tonkin
A systematic review of the reasons why detained adult offenders fail to attend or successfully complete treatment programme(s) was conducted. An initial search of the literature identified 2,827 articles, which following evaluation against explicit inclusion/exclusion criteria and a quality assessment was reduced to 13 studies. Extracted data from the 13 studies were synthesised using a qualitative approach. Despite the 13 studies being heterogeneous in design, there was consensus on the reasons offenders gave for completion/noncompletion of treatment. The majority were consistent with the factors outlined in the Multifactor Offender Readiness Model (MORM) and included a perceived lack of self-efficacy, negative perceptions of treatment, staff and peers, an inability to regulate emotions, and a lack of perceived choice and control. A lack of opportunity to engage in established, professionally run, groups, as well as perceived inadequate support from members of staff, was also associated with poor engagement and noncompletion of treatment.

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Citation

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology December 2016 vol. 60 no. 16 1873-1896

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Criminology

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology December 2016 vol. 60 no. 16 1873-1896

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SAGE Publications (UK and US)

issn

0306-624X

eissn

1552-6933

Available date

2016-11-22

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http://ijo.sagepub.com/content/60/16/1873

Notes

The online appendix is available at http://ijo.sagepub.com/supplemental

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en

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