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Does Religion Have a Role in Crime Prevention, Pro-Social Behavior, Prisoner Reentry and Aftercare?

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Title: Does Religion Have a Role in Crime Prevention, Pro-Social Behavior, Prisoner Reentry and Aftercare?
Creators: Johnson, Byron; Price-Spratlen, Townsand; Money, Christine
Keywords: Faith Based Programs
Religious Programs
Crime Reduction
Faith Community
Prosocial behavior
Issue Date: 2007-02-09
Series/Report no.: Institute for Excellence in Justice. Seminars
Abstract: For this presentation, Dr. Byron Johnson reviews the religion-crime research literature; offer reasons why we should not be surprised to discover that religion might both prevent and protect as well as foster pro-social behavior; discuss the historical role of religion in offender treatment and rehabilitation; examine what we know from recent research about the efficacy of faith-based prison programs in reducing recidivism; offer insights to the shortcomings and shortsightedness of faith-based approaches in corrections as well as the hostility and opposition leveled against faith-based organizations and individuals. Dr. Johnson concludes the presentation with a discussion of the uniquely catalytic role that faith-based groups and individuals might yet play in a truly comprehensive and multifaceted approach to prisoner reentry. Comments are provided by Christine Money and Dr. Townsand Price-Spratlen
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/29402
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