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dc.contributor.authorJ. Devilly, Granten_US
dc.contributor.authorSorbello, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEccleston, Lynneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWard, Tonyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:50:03Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:50:03Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-02T07:18:52Z
dc.identifier.issn13591789en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.avb.2003.12.001en_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom219en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto240en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAggression and violent behavioren_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titlePrison-based peer-education schemesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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