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Applying social science to reduce violent offending

Author: Joel A Dvoskin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Series: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Bringing together experts in the fields of social science, forensic psychology and criminal justice, Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending addresses what truly works in reducing violent  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Applying social science to reduce violent offending.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012]
xxv, 312 pages ; 25 cm
(DLC) 10922404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel A Dvoskin
ISBN: 9780199909759 019990975X
OCLC Number: 891395554
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Series Foreword ; Preface ; Contributors ; Part I. Defining the Problem: Crime, Incarceration, and Recidivism in the U.S. ; Chapter 1. Crime and rates of incarceration in the U.S. ; Alfred Blumstein ; Chapter 2. A short history of corrections: The rise, fall, and resurrection of rehabilitation through treatment ; Clive R. Hollin ; Part II. Targeting Contextual Contributors to the Problem ; Chapter 3. Contextual Influences on Violence ; David P. Farrington ; Chapter 4. The good, the bad, and the ugly of electronic media ; Muniba Saleem and Craig A. Anderson ; Chapter 5. Public attitudes and punitive policies ; Tom R. Tyler and Lindsay E. Rankin ; Part III. Improving Our Approach to Individual Offenders ; Chapter 6. The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model of Correctional Assessment and Treatment ; Donald Andrews ; Chapter 7. Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Correctional Institutions ; Paul Gendreau and Paula Smith ; Chapter 8. Putting Science to Work: How the Principles of Risk, Responsivity and Need Apply to Reentry ; Susan Turner and Joan Petersilia ; Chapter 9. Reducing recidivism and violence among offending youth ; Barbara Oudekerk and Dickon Reppucci ; Chapter 10. Extending rehabilitative principles to violent sex offenders ; Judith V. Becker and Jill D. Stinson ; Chapter 11. Extending violence reduction principles to justice-involved persons with mental illness ; John Monahan and Henry J. Steadman ; Part IV. A Way Forward ; Chapter 12. Addressing system inertia to effect change ; James McGuire ; Chapter 13. What if psychology redesigned the criminal justice system? (Editors) ; Joel A. Dvoskin, Jennifer L. Skeem, Raymond W. Novaco, and Kevin S. Douglas ; Index
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Responsibility: edited by Joel A. Dvoskin [and three others].

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