New Frontiers in Offender Treatment

The Translation of Evidence-Based Practices to Correctional Settings

  • Elizabeth L. Jeglic
  • Cynthia Calkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Current Models of Correctional Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Damon Mitchell, Raymond Chip Tafrate, Tom Hogan
      Pages 57-84
  3. Clinical Factors Contributing to Treatment Outcome in Corrections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Brandy Blasko, Geris Serran, Jeff Abracen
      Pages 87-108
    3. Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Kseniya Katsman
      Pages 109-126
    4. Alejandro Leguizamo, Paige A. Beliveau, Julia M. Uber, Sarah Burnham, Matthew Conrad, Nicholas Zike
      Pages 127-144
  4. Adaptation of Evidence Based Treatment to Corrections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Jill S. Levenson, Gwenda M. Willis, David Prescott
      Pages 171-188
    3. Fleet Maull, Kate Crisp
      Pages 189-208
    4. Joseph S. DeLuca, Lauren K. O’Connor, Philip T. Yanos
      Pages 227-249
    5. Charles M. Borduin, Cynthia E. Brown, Kaitlin M. Sheerin
      Pages 251-267
    6. Alexandra L. Snead, Victoria E. Bennett, Julia C. Babcock
      Pages 269-285
    7. Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Cynthia Calkins
      Pages 307-315
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


This book reviews how new and promising evidence-based interventions are being used with those involved in the criminal justice system.  While there has been an increased emphasis on evidence-based practice within forensic treatment, there remains a disjoint between what we know works and adapting these interventions to those involved in the criminal justice system. 

This book seeks to bridge that gap by providing an overview of what we know works and how that information has been translated into offender treatment.  In addition, it highlights avenues where additional research is needed. 

This book is comprised of three parts:
  • In the first part, current models of correctional treatment including the Risk, Needs, Responsivity Model, The Good Lives Model and Cognitive Behavioral Models are presented.  
  • In the second part, the chapters address clinical issues such as the therapeutic alliance, clinician factors, and diversity related issues that impact treatment outcome. 
  • In the third and final part of the book, adaptions of innovative and cutting-edge evidence-based treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Assertive Community Treatment, Multisystemic Treatment, New frontiers in Intimate Partner Violence treatment, and the current research on the treatment of those with psychopathy are presented.  

Research supporting these treatment approaches targeting areas such as self-management, psychological well-being, treatment engagement and retention and their relationship to recidivism will be reviewed, while their adaptation for use with forensic populations is discussed.  The book concludes with the editors’ summary of the findings and a discussion of the future of evidence-based interventions within the field of forensic psychology.


Evidence Based Treatment Offender Treatment Models of Correctional Treatment Use of Evidence Based Treatment in Corrections Evidence Based Treatment in Criminal Justice Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Juvenile Delinquency Forensic Psychology Mindfulness in Prison Forensic Psychology Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth L. Jeglic
    • 1
  • Cynthia Calkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01029-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01030-0
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