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Second Generation of RNR: The Importance of Systemic Responsivity in Expanding Core Principles of Responsivity

Volume 78 Number 2
September 2014

From the many unanswered questions about responsivity, the author selects these two to focus on: 1) What decision criteria should be used to further integrate risk and need principles into practice? And 2) What type of programs should be in place to meet the risk-need profiles of offenders? Answers should advance the practice of responsivity, which in turn should increase the receptivity of offenders to programming, since responsivity requires programs to address individual crime-producing behaviors.