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Psychological research in prisons

Author: Graham J Towl
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Psychological Research in Prisons' highlights the extent to which psychological theory and research can inform the work of practitioners, and likewise how practice can influence the direction of research. This work also provides a critique of managerialism and its policy-driven emphasis on targets.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham J Towl
ISBN: 9781405133142 1405133147
OCLC Number: 80331279
Description: xii, 228 pages
Contents: Methodological issues in psychological research in prisons / David A. Crighton --
The modern context of psychology in corrections : influences, limitations and values of what works / Brian A. Thomas-Peter --
The needs of offenders and the process of changing them / Brian A. Thomas-Peter --
Psychological research into reducing suicides / David Crighton --
Psychological understanding of self-injury and attempted suicide in prisons / Louisa Snow --
The effective management of bullying in prisons : working towards an evidence-based approach / Jane L. Ireland --
Drug misuse intervention work / Graham Towl --
Research into high intensity training (HIT) with young people / Derval Ambrose --
Military corrective training centre : an evaluation / David P. Farrington, Kate A. Painter and Darrick Jolliffe --
Psychological research into life sentence offenders / David Crighton and Jo Bailey --
Psychological research into sexual offenders / David Crighton.
Responsibility: edited by Graham Towl.
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