Examples of sociological theories that could benefit from the use of cognitive restructuring to reform criminal behavior

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A while later you receive an e-mail from one of the other psychologists you met in Las Vegas:

Hope all is well for you. I've been doing great since I left Las Vegas. My boss heard about our presentation at the Conference, and now he wants me to publish! Can you believe it? At any rate, I'm not so good at the research portion of what we do, so I am tapping my resources. Do you have any info about sociological theories that could utilize cognitive restructuring as a tool for changing criminal thinking and preventing future crimes? If you could give me a couple of examples, that would be great! Also, three web links where I can find additional information would really be helpful. You are a lifesaver!

Sincerely,

Phyllis Martin

Reply to your friend and give her some examples of sociological theories that could benefit from the use of cognitive restructuring to reform criminal behavior and provide at least three web links (other than those in your current material) with which your friend can use to continue research on her own

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...o such emotions. The criminal often has a set of unachievable goals and if these goals are replaced with achievable goals the criminal can be changed.
One of the therapies developed is a self-control therapy called the reality therapy. According to this approach the offenders must face their present reality and must assume responsibility for their behavior. Normally, most criminals blame someone else for their faults. For instance, a criminal may claim that she was molested when she was a child and may blame her present crimes on the childhood molester.
Another group of criminals attempt to blame their unacceptable behavior on family issues. On the other hand, cognitive restructuring attempts to replace harmful habits like drug abuse or prostitution with healthy alternatives. Cognitive restructuring is widely used to help criminals change their unreasonable and maladaptive thoughts in the criminal context. What cognitive restructuring does is to modify attitudes and ways of thinking that indicate criminal behavior. In other words, cognitive restructuring attempts to prevent criminals from committing crimes in the future.
One example of a sociological theory that can be used for reforming criminals is Cohen and Pauly's Sociological theories (1983). This theory emphasizes four sociological varieties namely learning, strain, control and labeling.
Another example of a sociological theory that can be used for reforming criminals is Metron's "Strain Theories". According to these theories, crime is not related to a clash in cultures but about agreement, the disparity between goals and mans of obtaining those goals, many reject these goals/means and mechanisms of selection.
Another example of a sociological theory that can be ...