Psychology OCR A2 FORENSIC Cognitive Skills

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After a Guilty Verdict; Treatment Programmes


Cognitive skills programme

Before a criminal can act out a crime, we can assume they have criminal thoughts before. The Cognitive skills programme aims to change the thought processes of criminals to prevent re - offending. If you change away a person thinks, you change away a person acts.

In order for CBT to be effective:

  • It should be well delivered by competent therapists.
  • Prisoners must have reasonably high IQ.
  • Prisoners must also…


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