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ERIC Number: EJ841880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Victims' Voices in the Correctional Setting: Cognitive Gains in an Offender Education Program
Monahan, Lynn Hunt; Monahan, James J.; Gaboury, Mario T.; Niesyn, Patricia A.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v39 n3 p21-33 2004
A 40-hour education program covering the impact of crime on victims and their families was offered to sentenced offenders in a statewide prison system. Questionnaire responses from 339 males, ranging in age from 21-45 years, were examined. Results indicated that the program increased knowledge of victim rights, facts of victimization, and sensitivity to victims' plight. Age was a significant covariate, with younger offenders initially expressing less knowledge of victim legal rights and less understanding of victim suffering. Posttreatment results indicated that younger offenders changed in a positive direction to a greater degree than older offenders. Truthfulness was found to correlate with avoidance of victim blame. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; New York; Washington