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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 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together experts in the fields of social science forensic psychology and criminal justice, this book addresses what truly works in reducing violent offending, promoting an approach to correctional policy grounded in an evidence-based and nuanced understanding of human behaviour.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
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: Cover; Contents; Contributors; Part I. Defining the Problem: Crime, Incarceration, and Recidivism in the United States; 1 Crime and Incarceration in the United States; 2 A Short History of Corrections: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Rehabilitation Through Treatment; Part II. Targeting Contextual Contributors to the Problem; 3 Contextual Influences on Violence; 4 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Electronic Media; 5 Public Attitudes and Punitive Policies; Part III. Improving Our Approach to Individual Offenders 6 The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) Model of Correctional Assessment and Treatment7 Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Correctional Institutions; 8 Putting Science to Work: How the Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity Apply to Reentry; 9 Reducing Recidivism and Violence Among Offending Youth; 10 Extending Rehabilitative Principles to Violent Sexual Offenders; 11 Extending Violence Reduction Principles to Justice-Involved Persons With Mental Illness; Part IV. A Way Forward; 12 Addressing System Inertia to Effect Change; 13 What If Psychology Redesigned the Criminal Justice System? IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Responsibility: edited by Joel A. Dvoskin [and three others].

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