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Psychological Research in Prisons

  • ID: 2248870
  • Book
  • December 2006
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A rigorous critique of the current state of psychological research being conducted in prisons, this volume collects and reviews expert contributions from leading applied forensic psychologists working in the field.

With a particular focus on the psychological evaluation of attempts to reduce the risk of re–offending, this book also explores key areas of emerging research, such as the treatment of sex offenders and those serving life sentences. Featuring chapters on suicide, bullying, and drug misuse, this book gives the reader a clear sense of the range of psychological research that has been conducted in recent years.

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Notes on Contributors.

Introduction. (Graham J. Towl).

1. Methodological Issues in Psychological Research in Prisons. (David A. Crighton).

2. The Modern Context of Psychology in Corrections: Influences, Limitations and Values of What Works . (Brian A. Thomas–Peter).

3. The Needs of Offenders and the Process of Changing Them. (Brian A. Thomas Peter).

4. Psychological Research into Reducing Suicides. (David A. Crighton).

5. Psychological Understanding of Self–Injury and Attempted Suicide in Prisons. (Louisa Snow).

6. The Effective Management of Bullying in Prisons: Working Towards an Evidence–Based Approach. (Jane L. Ireland).

7. Drug–Misuse Intervention Work. (Graham J. Towl).

8. Research Into High–Intensity Training (HIT) with Young People. (Derval Ambrose).

9. Military Corrective Training Centre: An Evaluation. (David P. Farrington, Kate A. Painter and Darrick Jolliffe).

10. Psychological Research into Life Sentence Offenders. (David A. Crighton and Jo Bailey).

11. Psychological Research Into Sexual Offenders. (David A. Crighton).



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Graham J. Towl
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