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Targeting Criminal Recidivism in Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness: Structured Clinical Approaches
The primary focus of this brief “is on cognitive behavioral interventions developed for criminal justice populations that are effective in reducing recidivism” (p. 1). Sections include: Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and adaptations for justice-involved populations; general principles of recidivism-focused CBT programming; recidivism-focused CBT programs; new directions in criminal behavioral focused structured interventions; and summary. Individuals working with mentally ill offenders will find this publication useful in addressing those behavioral traits that lead to criminal activity.