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Psychology in Prisons, 2nd Edition

Graham J. Towl (Editor), David A. Crighton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-6010-0
320 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Edited by the Head of Psychology for HM Prison Service and the National Probation Service, and fully updated to take account of structural changes within these Services, Psychology in Prisons takes an in-depth look at the work of psychologists in prisons strengthened by in-depth consideration of diversity issues such as age, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality and ethnicity.

  • Focuses exclusively on the prison environment and prioritises practical information for practitioners working in prisons
  • Contextualises psychological work in prisons, and covers evidence based practice in key areas such as drug misuse and sex offending
  • Focused on the needs of the client group
  • Features a section on the practicalities of psychological assessment and interventions
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About the Authors.

Preface.

Part 1: Context:.

1. Introduction.

2. Psychological Services in Prisons.

3. Development and Criminal Behaviour.

4. Prisoner Needs.

5. Psychological Assessment.

6. Groupwork within Prisons.

7. Principles of Risk Assessment.

Part 2: Evidence Based Practice:.

8. Mental Disorder.

9. Problem Drug Use.

10. Post Traumatic Stress.

11. Suicide, Attempted Suicide and Self-injury.

12. Violence.

13. Sex Offending.

14. Evaluation.

References.

Index

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David Crighton is Deputy Chief Psychologist for the Ministry of Justice, and visiting Professor of Psychology at London Metropolitan University.


Graham Towl is Chief Psychologist for the Ministry of Justice and Visiting Professor of Psychology at the universities of Birmingham and Portsmouth.

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  • This new edition of Psychology in Prisons takes full account of the changes in structures within the prison and probation services
  • Focuses exclusively on the prison environment and prioritises practical information for practitioners working in prisons
  • Increased coverage of 'diversity' issues such as age, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality and ethnicity
  • Features a section on the practicalities of psychological assessment and interventions
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"An excellent introductory text that will undoubtedly appeal to those who work in prisons … .The text is completely up to date with relevant literature." (Psychologist, December 2008)

"Psychology in Prisons leavens cutting-edge research with seasoned clinical insight to produce an indispensable roadmap to the Golden Age of forensic psychology. David Crighton and Graham Towl are deeply committed to promoting evidence-based practices in the assessment and reduction of offender risk. This remarkable work should be within arm’s reach of any psychologist working in a prison on either side of the Atlantic."
John Monahan, Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law and Psychology, University of Virginia, USA

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