Everything you wanted to know about prisons
Dr. Paul Gendreau is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick. He has published extensively on "what works" on the assessment and treatment of offenders, and the effects of prison life. Dr. Gendreau holds numerous national and international awards and received the Order of Canada in 2007.
Lundi 24 septembre 2012
16h00 à 17h15
3150, rue Jean-Brillant
Carrefour des sciences,
Summary : The three major theories of the effects of prisons are summarized and critiqued as to their utility. Recent research is outlined as to how inmates cope with prison (i.e., misconducts) as well as the most extreme forms of confinement (e.g., solitary confinement). The effectiveness of treatment programs on prison adjustment and recidivism is reviewed. The results are discussed with regard to managing prisons in a safe and secure fashion, effective parole decisions, and protecting the public (i.e., reduced recidivism).