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Annotated Bibliography: Motivational Interviewing (With a Criminal Justice Focus)

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Date Published
November 2011
13 pages
This annotated bibliography pertains to the use of motivational interviewing (MI) in the criminal justice field, including documents considered seminal to the training, implementation, evaluation, coaching, and quality assurance of MI skills.
MI was introduced to the field of corrections in the 1990s through the Evidence-based Practices Model as a method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to commit to positive behavioral change. Since its initial successes, criminal justice agencies throughout the United States have used MI in various settings in order to enhance communication, build rapport, and tap into the internal motivation of clients and staff members with whom they work. Forty listings are provided. Those who compiled the bibliography are confident that the listed documents can be obtained either through the Internet, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center, the authors, or by ordering them.