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3. Anger Management
About this Lecture
In this third module, we think about anger management as a form of rehabilitation, focusing in particular on: (i) Raymond Novaco’s early research, which positioned failures of anger management as a factor in violent offences; (ii) the three stages of cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) within anger management programmes as recognising feelings of anger, controlling that anger, and resolving conflict positively; (iii) Ainsworth’s (2000) three stages of a typical anger management programme as cognitive preparation, skills acquisition, and application practice.
This course, by Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University), explores how the judicial system deals with offenders, from both a punishment arm and a rehabilitation arm. In the first module, we think about dealing with offenders from a punitive perspective by exploring the four custodial aims: deterrent, incapacitation, retribution, and rehabilitation. In the second module, we think about behaviour modification as the first form of rehabilitation, understanding it as an application of operant conditioning. Next, we think about anger management as another form of rehabilitation, including the three stages of cognitive behavioural techniques application, and Ainsworth’s three stages of an anger management programme. In the fourth and final module, we think about restorative justice as the last form of rehabilitation, discussing its benefits for both the offender and the victim.
Ciarán O’Keeffe is associate professor at Buckinghamshire New University. He specialises in both forensic and criminal psychology, as well as parapsychology (the study of mental phenomena which are inexplicable by conventional psychology). Professor O’Keeffe’s background is in investigative psychology and now teaches across a range of forensic and criminal psychology courses. He has made numerous television and radio appearances alongside an array of celebrities.
Cite this Lecture
O'Keeffe, C. (2022, March 29). Forensic Psychology – Dealing with Offenders - Anger Management [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/forensic-psychology-dealing-with-offenders/anger-management
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