Principles Of Effective Intervention Within The Criminal Justice System

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Principles of Effective Intervention
Risk Principle
There are four different types of intervention which consist of the risk principle, criminogenic need principle, treatment principle and, fidelity principle. Each one of these principles serves in a different manner but, each one of these principles works to rehabilitate and, treat offenders that are a within the criminal justice system. This paper is going to explain the difference between each of these principles of effective intervention.
The risk principle suggest that the offenders should have to receive a more intensive type supervision along with an intensive amount of intervention to prevent the offender from reentering back into the criminal justice system at a later time. It helpstoreduce the amount of recidivism. If an individual that is at a low risk for recidivism and he or she is placed in a group or groups with others that are at a high risk for recidivism would most likely cause the individual that is at a low risk increase in their risk level. Therefore, it is more beneficial to have different programs available that will address the needs specifically for low risk offenders and then, programs specifically for only high risk offenders. According to a research that was done, Lowenkamp, Latessa, &Holsinger (2006) stated that, “this research indicates that for residential and nonresidential programs, adhering to the risk principle has a strong relationship with a program 's ability to reduce…

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