Positive Criminology

Application in offender rehabilitation

Positive criminology aims to encourage practitioners to use this criminological perspective to enrich their knowledge of the complex aspects of criminality, which include successful cases of prevention, rehabilitation, and recovery programs. The main goal of positive criminology is to enhance the adaptation of "positive components" (e.g., acceptance, compassion, encouragement, faith, forgiveness, goodness, gratitude, humor, positive modeling, spirituality) with individuals and groups. Following are some examples for positive criminology applications in offender rehabilitation.