An evaluation of the cognitive skills programme in the prison and probation service, 1995-2000
An evaluation of the cognitive skills programme in the Prison and Probation Service, 1995-2000
The Cognitive Skills programme was developed in Canada during the 1980s. It provides the participants with new techniques for examining and altering the way they think, thereby facilitating a change in behaviour. It was introduced for use in the Swedish prison and probation service in 1995. The evaluation of Cognitive Skills conducted by the National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) illuminates the use of the programme in Sweden from four different perspectives.