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Systematic review of ‘Good Lives’ assumptions and interventions

Mallion, Jaimee S., Wood, Jane L., Mallion, Andrea (2020) Systematic review of ‘Good Lives’ assumptions and interventions. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 55 . Article Number 101510. ISSN 1359-1789. (doi:10.1016/j.avb.2020.101510) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83793)

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The Good Lives Model (GLM) is an increasingly popular framework of offender rehabilitation used internationally for a variety of offending typologies. However, opponents have suggested the GLM is an ideological and intuition-based model, rather than an empirically supported framework. The current article systematically reviews the literature pertaining to two aspects of the GLM. Firstly, the GLM assumptions (primary goods, obstacles, and pathways to offending), and, secondly, outcomes of GLM-consistent interventions (recidivism, pre-post treatment change, and service user perspectives). Electronic and hand searches were conducted and completed in August 2019; N = 17 studies met the inclusion criteria, with n = 12 examining the GLM's assumptions, and n = 5 assessing outcomes of GLM-consistent interventions. Findings were mixed regarding the GLM assumptions, although this may be due to differences in measurements used to assess primary goods across studies. However, GLM-consistent interventions were found to be at least as effective as standard relapse prevention programs, whilst enhancing participants' motivation to change and engagement in treatment. To fully establish the GLM as an empirically supported model, more high quality, rigorous evaluations of both the GLM assumptions and outcomes of GLM-consistent interventions is needed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.avb.2020.101510
Uncontrolled keywords: Good Lives, Model Offending, Primary goods, Interventions
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Jaimee Mallion
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 11:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
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