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Psychology in Prisons, 2nd Edition

Psychology in Prisons, 2nd Edition

Graham J. Towl (Editor), David A. Crighton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30172-4

Feb 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

320 pages

Description

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
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

"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)

  • 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