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dc.contributor.authorDevilly, GJ
dc.contributor.authorSorbello, L
dc.contributor.authorEccleston, L
dc.contributor.authorWard, T
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2010-08-02T07:18:52Z
dc.identifier.issn1359-1789
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.avb.2003.12.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29070
dc.description.abstractHistorically, peer programs have been utilized in school and community settings to address a range of health issues such as HIV/AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and youth violence. However, in terms of offender rehabilitation, the change process has generally rested upon professional staff, with little formal consideration of the powerful positive influence that offenders can have on fellow offenders. This paper, therefore, suggests that prison-based, peer-led programs have something to offer to correctional organizations. First, we explore the theoretical underpinnings of peer programs, followed by a general overview of the scarce empirical research on correctional peer programs in the areas of HIV/AIDS and health education, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault/offending, prison orientation, and suicide/violence prevention. The discussion then focuses on the difficulties of implementing such programs, as well as their overall appeal for fellow offenders, peers, and the organization itself. We conclude that while preliminary reports of offender-peer programs are positive, controlled research is lacking. To aid in the development of such programs, and promote further research, we provide an outline to effectively implement and evaluate peer programs. It is further concluded that such innovations are important to the future of offender rehabilitation policies and practices.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUK
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom219
dc.relation.ispartofpageto240
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAggression and violent behavior
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titlePrison-based peer-education schemes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDevilly, Grant J.


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