METHODS OF TREATING OFFENDERS. TOKEN ECONOMY ANGER MANAGEMENT. Describe and evaluate two ways of treating offenders including: - the token economy programme and one other. TOKEN ECONOMIES.
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- the token economy programme and one other.
A token economy programme involves a system of rewards being set up for desired behaviour, sometimes with punishments to discourage behaviour which is undesirable.
the rewards must genuinely reward the person.
Desirable behaviour such as co-operation and compliance is reinforced with the use of tokens.
Typical negative reinforcement would be removal of privileges, such as watching TV or going to the exercise yard, while a typical punishment may be isolation.
It is very important that there are clear definitions of:
ALSO – Only know success of programme in short-term, what about after release?