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Host Joseph Arvidson takes his listeners on an exploratory journey of criminology and society's responses to the age old dilemma of responding to society's criminal element. Merging the established R-N-R correctional approach with emerging desistance models, this show illustrates how adopting a holistic lens best serves justice involved individuals.
 
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Another trip in the time machine, as we jump into the future to illustrate how a desisted Patrick Bateman may manifest. Too often, criminal justice officials view those they serve through the rear view mirror. That is, we interact with clients more so through the lens of what they have done rather than who they could become. Desistance theorists ma…
 
Criminologist Dr. Jeffrey Ian Ross, Professor in the school of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore, joins us to talk about Convict Criminology and his most recent co-edited book, Convict Criminology for the Future! Get ready to learn and be provided with an array of resources if you want to go down this worthwhile rabbit hole! Convict C…
 
Desistance Champions, this is a must listen! Dr. Lila Kazemian of John Jay College of Criminal Justice joins me to talk about her book, Positive Growth and Redemption in Prison: Finding Light Behind Bars and Beyond. Desistance, Trauma, Identity, Narrative Scripts...we cover all these topics and more. Tough on crime versus Tough on Criminals? Listen…
 
Celebrating our one year anniversary in style, as we bring you an inspirational interview with Gethin Jones of Unlocking Potential. Gethin lives for prison reform! He consults, trains and educates those in power so that they can recruit, train and retain a workforce that will feel valued. Unlocking Potential: http://unlockingthepotential.co.uk/ How…
 
We do another deep dive into Dr. Ioan Durnescu's Core Correctional Skills Training Kit in this episode! Specifically, the concept of Pro Social Modelling. Not just identifying and rewarding of pro-social behavior and attitudes, but also challenging of anti-social behaviors and the importance of the probation officer being a role model. Core Correct…
 
One aspect of flipping a client's Condemnation script to a Redemption script involves their ability to envision their desisted self. One way to accomplish this is by way of a tool which we model in this episode. Listen as client Henry Hill helps us model, Three Steps to a Future Crime Free Self!! The Criminologist Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c…
 
Inspired by the great work of Dr. Sarah Lewis (Penal Reform Solutions) and Kam Stevens (Black Arts Media Entertainment), this week we take a look at the importance of Service User Involvement (SUI) in our practices. Please see the links below! Short film my Kam Stevens, Director of Black Arts Media Entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRN…
 
To illustrate how the CJ system can better utilize proven steps of transformation to promote desistance, we travel into the future to see what a milestone for a desisted Mia Wallace could look like. No flux capacitor required to travel through time, just sit back and enjoy...and perhaps learn a few things along the way! The Paragon Group https://th…
 
Huge thanks to Dr. Shadd Maruna for his inspiration and contributions toward this episode. We outline his 6-Step approach to behavior transformation. How it has been used by other entities for centuries, and how we utilize it in the criminal justice system...for the worse. But there is hope for desistance champions.....listen and learn…
 
Back to take another "bite" out of the 2017 zombie film, The Cured. This film explores many of the themes encountered when formerly incarcerated individuals make attempts at reintegration. Not just another zombie movie, this film is an allegory for the struggles of justice involved individuals attempting to desist from crime....and the hurdles that…
 
Thrilled to be joined by Dr. Shadd Maruna, Queen's University Belfast! Shadd shares his insights around the topic of desistance from crime and so much more! Some of his projects which we discuss include his book, Making Good-How ex-convicts reform and rebuild their lives, and of course the ground breaking documentary, The Road from Crime. Enjoy thi…
 
The 2017 film The Cured explores many of the themes encountered when formerly incarcerated individuals make attempts at reintegration. Not just another zombie movie, this film is an allegory for the struggles of justice involved individuals attempting to desist from crime.....and the hurdles that society throws at them by way of bias, discriminatio…
 
The return of client Henry Hill allows us to model some Problem Solving skills. In particular, those highlighted in Professor Ioan Durnescu's Core Correctional Skills training kit. Problem solving techniques are often employed as part of a broader cognitive behavioral approach. Listen in as we run through the steps with Henry Hill! Core Correctiona…
 
This week, we are joined by Mr. Z, of Mr. Z Movies fame. We discuss how both justice involved individuals as well as criminal justice practitioners are portrayed in film and television. And you don't want to miss our Top 10 Crime movies lists! Mr Z Movies: https://twitter.com/MrZMovies The Criminologist Media Group: https://twitter.com/crimmediagro…
 
Client Elvira Hancock has been taken into custody and has plenty of questions. Hear how this experience was re-framed thanks to Role Clarification, Motivational Interviewing and even some Cognitive Restructuring! Evidence based practices and interventions need not be delivered strictly in the office setting! Listen to learn more! https://theparagon…
 
Delighted to be sharing our interview with Kam Stevens, Director at Black Arts Media Entertainment. Kam is a prison reformer with lived experience working as a Digital Reformer for Penal Reform Solutions in the United Kingdom. Kam shares his inspiring journey with us, and tells us all about his current and future projects to promote change. You don…
 
My fascinating interview with DJ Vodicka to talk about the experiences which lead him to write his book, The Green Wall-A prison guard's struggle to expose the code of silence in the largest prison system in the United States. Lanny Tron joins us as well, to speak of his experiences representing DJ as his attorney and their whistle blower campaign …
 
We continue to explore "risk status" v "risk state" with the help of client Mia Wallace. Mia is a medium risk client (risk status), but her DRAOR assessment interview sheds light on how close monitoring of acute variables (risk state) is key to successful case management! Contact the show for more information as to the DRAOR assessment! Desistance …
 
We preview Dr. Serin's DRAOR assessment scale! If you are passionate about desistance from crime, this episode takes a look at one means of "operationalizing" or putting into practice some themes we often cover on this show. A client's "Risk status" is one thing, but discover how to learn of a client's "Risk state"! Listen to learn more!!! Desistan…
 
A very special holiday edition, as we examine some common themes of our show with the aide of Ebenezer Scrooge! Criminogenic variables, the various plateaus of desistance from crime, and so much more! Criminogenic Needs Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=filtuNCRqvg&list=PLd_uZVwsQmGzwai-QlHb8B180TCUA2uzD&index=3&t=8s The Paragon Group: htt…
 
We are joined by Dr. Sarah Anderson, Edinburgh Napier University to chat Desistance, Truama, and so much more!!! Sarah shares her fascinating insights highlighted in her paper, The Value of 'Bearing Witness' to desistance. (Link Below) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307549468_The_value_of_%27bearing_witness_to_desistance…
 
Honored to by joined by Dr. Sarah Lewis, Director of Penal Reform Solutions of England. Sarah is also the founder of the Growth Alliance and the Growth Movement. From probation, to prison reform to desistance...we cover it all in this episode! Oh and listen for the Avengers reference film buffs! Penal Reform Solutions: https://penalreformsolutions.…
 
This week we are joined by Jack Cowley, National Director, Prisons and Re-Entry at Alpha USA. Jack shares with us his 30+ years of insights beginning as a probation officer before eventually ascending to the position of warden...and so much more! Links below as to content discussed in this episode! Alpha USA: https://alphausa.org/prisons-about Nati…
 
Annie Wilkes returns for another visit! Determined to make recovery her priority, Annie confides that she still struggles with friends not respecting the positive steps she is taking in her life. We profile a social skill and strategize augmenting her social capital! Strength-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use: https://www.amazon.com/Stren…
 
This week we chat with David Adams! David joins us from the south of England to share with us his inspiring story! We learn from a true subject matter expert when it comes to desistance from crime! Links below as referenced in the show!! Everest Reform Project: https://www.everestreform.co.uk/ Growth Alliance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnfT6X…
 
We unpack PIC-R and ABC theories of criminality with the help of client Clarence Brown's backstory! Then fast forward to the present day for his probation violation hearing. If you train risk assessment involving the acquisition of Criminogenic Needs, this is a must listen!! Supplement your training!! Desistance overview: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
 
In this very special Halloween episode, we take a "stab" at assessing two of our fright night favorites...Frankenstein's Monster and The Wolf Man! What Criminogenic variables might these two possess, and what on earth would their case plans looks like!? Tune in if you dare...and remember to keep telling yourself...it's only a podcast...its only a p…
 
We are joined by Jane Mulcahy, University of Limerick! Discover what the Risk-Need-Responsivity model can learn from ACES and trauma informed approaches! Step Inside the Circle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3sLGM4IfBk https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344569055_A_neurodevelopmentally-aware_trauma-responsive_approach_to_understanding_risk…
 
Whether you adhere to the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model and/or the emerging Desistance models, augmenting a client's social capital is key. In this episode we model the use of a social support map AKA a socio-gram with client Mia Wallace. It is not just about suppressing risky peers, but also filling that void with pro-social supports. Find out one…
 
We add some closing thoughts to last week's Spot the Dog content, then revisit Desistance from crime. We highlight the true story of actor Danny Trejo and his trajectory from persistence to desistance! Links to our related YouTube chapters below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C36aYa4Jqnk&list=PLd_uZVwsQmGz4kifEAyIMptDoHec5Kj22&index=3 https://www…
 
The "Thought-Behavior link" is at the crux of cognitive behavioral approaches to change. Spot the Dog is a great illustration of how to discuss this concept with clients in relatable terms which most of us can grasp...and to anyone who has ever trained a dog to sit! Client Patrick Bateman is back to assist! The Criminologist Channel: https://www.yo…
 
This week we bring you an interview with Glenn Tapia of the Alliance for Criminal Justice Innovation. If your agency has invested in Evidence Based Practices, yet you aren't seeing the results you expected, it's likely due to an oversight as to implementation science. Glenn and his team at ACJI can help! Have a listen to learn more! Alliance for Cr…
 
Client Clarence Brown has been apprehended on his probation violation warrant. He calls The Criminologist from jail to get a handle on his fate. Listen in to see what goes down! The Criminologist Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1d_twLd7CdnDgS7amNpuQ?view_as=subscriber The Paragon Group LLC: https://theparagongroupllc.com/ Pervasive Puni…
 
Our interview with Phillip Galli and Shawn Trusten from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. We discuss their paper, An analysis of self-reported social support in two justice involved populations. Learn the value of social support in the desistance process! The Criminologist Channel= https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1d_twLd7CdnDgS7amNpuQ?vie…
 
To what degree can trauma responses and relationship issues factor into the assessment of criminogenic risk variables? We explore in this episode by doing a deep dive into the films Pulp Fiction and Scarface as only The Criminologist can do! The Criminologist Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1d_twLd7CdnDgS7amNpuQ?view_as=subscriber https…
 
We continue to explore how various disciplines can intersect in the treatment of our clients. PICS, a Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, is particularly helpful for clients who have experienced significant trauma or stress. PICS helps our clients take steps to calm themselves and then make a decision on how to respond rather than re…
 
A conversation with Dr. Guy Bourgon. We cover the evolution of evidence based practices in Corrections, and the implementation struggles which agencies now face. From Risk-Needs-Responsivity to the emerging Desistance models, Guy shares his insights. And if you don't already know Spot the Dog...now's your chance! Desistance from Crime, Chapter 1: h…
 
The film Goodfellas introduced us to the real Henry Hill. What does desistance from crime look like for someone on an organized crime trajectory? How difficult is it to break from that entrenched gangster identity and mafia family belonging? This episode tackles those questions and more! #desistance Criminogenic Needs Explained, from The Criminolog…
 
Nicole Kimberley-Staeheli stops by to help kick off Season Two! Learn the upside of broadening the lens of assessment and supervision with your clients by being trauma informed! And yes, we bridge the link to Desistance!! #TraumaInformed #desistance Nicole Ranae Consulting can be reached at: nicoleranaeconsulting@gmail.com Desistance Chapter One fr…
 
Patrick Bateman is back for another visit! Learn the difference between primary and secondary desistance, and some methods to get your clients to that plateau! Plus our new segment, Take that to the Bank! Watch "The Making Of" this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE5drF0Ucmo Making Good: https://www.amazon.com/Making-Good-Ex-Convicts-…
 
We welcome back Annie Wilkes for another visit. Desistance and recovery are not always a linear process. Learn how Social Skills can be used to build social capital. And we don't forget about the Heroes Journey! Links below!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8toV749wk https://theparagongroupllc.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Faces-Collected-…
 
We take a break from our caseload this episode to take a look at the topic of desistance from crime. Adhering to the R-N-R model is only half the equation of client change. Find out how to close the deal with this introduction to the concept of desistance from crime. Get in on the ground floor of the next big thing in Corrections and Human Services…
 
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