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Psychology in prisons

Author: David A Crighton; Graham J Towl
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : British Psychological Society/Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Crighton, David A., 1964-
Psychology in prisons.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : British Psychological Society/Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)608174626
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Crighton; Graham J Towl
ISBN: 9781405160100 1405160101
OCLC Number: 182716573
Notes: Revised edition of: Psychology in prisons / edited by Graham Towl. 2003.
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Psychological services in prisons --
Development and criminal behaviour --
Prisoner needs --
Psychological assessment --
Groupwork within prisons --
Principles of risk assessment --
Mental disorder --
Problem drug use --
Post-traumatic stress --
Suicide, attempted suicide, and self-injury --
Violence --
Sex offending --
Evaluation.
Responsibility: David A. Crighton and Graham J. Towl.
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Offers a look at the work of psychologists in prisons, considering diverse issues such as age, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality and ethnicity. This work focuses on the prison environment and  Read more...

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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)

 
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