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Psychology in Prisons

Graham J. Towl (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-77749-7
208 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Edited by the Head of Psychology for Her Majesty's Prison Service and the National Probation Service, this book gives an account of the work of psychologists in Her Majesty's prisons.

  • Edited by the Head of Psychology for Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Services.
  • Looks at the work of psychologists in prisons.
  • Contributors look at the background, current practice and likely future directions for each topic.
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Foreword: David P. Farrington, Cambridge University.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

1. Psychological Services in HM Prison Service: Graham Towl, Prison Service Headquarters, London.

2. Psychologists' Recruitment: Zoë Ashmore, Prison Service Headquarters, London, and Debbie Tanner, Prison Service Headquarters, London.

3. Staff Training: Danielle Forbes, Prison Service, Eastern.

4. Incident Management: Zoë Ashmore, Prison Service Headquarters, London.

5. Applying the Research on Reducing Recidivism to Prison Regimes: Phil Wilmott.

6. Evaluating Groupwork in Prisons: Caroline Friendship, Prison Service Headquarters, London, and Louise Falshaw, Prison Service Headquarters, London.

7. Sex Offender Groupwork: Wayne Stockton, Prison Service, London area psychologist, and David Crighton, Prison Service Psychologist, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

8. Violent-Offender Groupwork: Karen Brady, Prison Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and David Crighton, Prison Service psychologist, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

9. Cognitive-Skills Groupwork: Michelle Thomas, Prison Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and Serena Jackson, Prison Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

10. Anger-Management Groupwork: Michael Jennings, Prison Service, Lancashire and Cumbria.

11. Working with Lifers: Phil Willmot, Prison Service psychologist, East Midlands North.

12. Working with Young Offenders and Juveniles: Martha Blom-Cooper, Prison Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

13. Working with Women Prisoners: Lorraine Mosson, Prison Service, West Midlands.

14. Working with Suicidal Prisoners: David Crighton, Prison Service psychologist, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

15. Working with Bullies and Their Victims: Jane Ireland, Personality Disorder Unit, Ashworth Hospital, and Psychology Department, University of Central Lancashire.

16. Managing Disruptive Prisoners: Sarah Selvey, Forensic Psychology Unit, HMP Woodhill.

References.

Appendix: Revolving Doors Agency.

Index.

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Graham Towl currently holds visiting academic positions at the universities of Birmingham and Portsmouth. He is co-founding editor of both the The British Journal of Forensic Practice and Forensic Update.
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  • Edited by the Head of Psychology for Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Services.


  • Looks at the work of psychologists in prisons.


  • Contributors look at the background, current practice and likely future directions for each topic.
See More
"A clear, up-to-the-minute description of the current state of prison psychology. The volume is highly accessible to the generalist with an interest in working with prisoners, contributing to debates on issues such as risk assessment, resettlement, recruitment and retention, training and incident management." Crispin Truman, Director, Revolving Doors Agency <!--end-->
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