Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders
Academic Year
Semester 1
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Essay  2000 Words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Written Essay  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

​1. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between treatment and rehabilitation.

2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of offender treatment and rehabilitation models and programmes.

3. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the theoretical foundations underpinning offender treatment and rehabilitation.

4. Identify and evaluate the different methods of treatment and rehabilitation (e.g. CBT) and different “types” of offender (violent, sexual etc.).

5. Analyse and evaluate a breadth of relevant literature on the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders and on types of offender.

Brief description

The module will provide a review of the current practices involved in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of offenders from a range of offence categories. It considers the issues related to assessing the need and risk of offenders and how an appropriate treatment model can support the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders in to society. Overall students will gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities that surround the treatment and/or rehabilitation of offenders from a range of treatment models.


The history of treatment and rehabilitation.

From 'Nothing Works' to 'What Works'.

Understanding, assessing and managing risk.

Social models of rehabilitation.

Psychological models of rehabilitation (e.g. Cognitive behavioural therapy, anger management etc.).

Restorative justice approaches to treatment and rehabilitation.

Pharmacological methods of treatment and rehabilitation.

Re-entry, reintegration and resettlement of offenders.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Outcome measures of rehabilitative efforts are usually expressed in terms of percentages of success/failure and other numerical indices. Students will be introduced to basic skills in order to appreciate the significance of these values.
Communication Oral communication will be encouraged and developed during interactive seminar discussions on various key aspects of the module - not assessed. Written skills will be developed through the examination.
Improving own Learning and Performance Seminar discussion and feedback on work will allow students to reflect on their own learning.
Information Technology Searches of on-line electronic databases and journals will provide practice in IT skills.
Personal Development and Career planning ​Preparation for seminars and the examination will develop time management skills; collation of sources for assessment will nurture research skills; appreciation of complex theoretical issues will develop critical thinking skills. A working knowledge of the various institutions and techniques will provide those wishing to enter similar fields with a broad understanding of current practice.
Problem solving Consideration of the wide range of issues raised in relation to Offender treatment and rehabilitation will develop and enhance students' critical problem solving skills.
Research skills Research skills will be developed by accessing literature on the nature of treatment and rehabilitation.
Subject Specific Skills This module provides students with the opportunity to identify, analyse, evaluate and practice a series of skills with respect to the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.
Team work Small group work within seminars will foster team working.


This module is at CQFW Level 5