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Psychology in prisons.

Author: David A Crighton; Graham J Towl
Publisher: Oxford : BPS-Blackwell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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An in-depth account of the work of psychologists in UK prisons, this title takes into full account the changes in structures within the prison and probation services, and features increased coverage of 'diversity' issues such as age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Crighton; Graham J Towl
ISBN: 9781405160100 1405160101
OCLC Number: 643546815
Notes: Previous edition: Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2
Description: 306 pages ; 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.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 930451

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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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