Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders / Edition 2

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Overview

This unique contribution to the field of criminal offender counseling is designed to provide practitioners and trainees with the practical preparation required for working with offenders. The author examines in depth the problems of the offender, the counseling process, the laws counselors must be familiar with, proven modalities in United States corrections and effective counselor attitudes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929338
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Ruth Masters has been teaching criminal justice counseling courses at California State University, Fresno since 1970. In addition, she has had hands-on, practical counseling experience in both adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. She has worked as a parole agent for the California Department of Corrections and the California Youth Authority. Her research can be described as a unique blending of theoretical and practical, which includes work in both corrections and law enforcement. Her textbook, Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders (1994), is published by Sage Publications.

Dr. Masters is a member of American Society of Criminology; Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; Western Society of Criminology; Women's Criminal Justice Association; California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association; and California State Juvenile Officers' Association. She received her master's degree in criminology from California State University, Fresno; and her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Understanding Criminal Justice Counseling 1
2 The Criminal Justice Counseling Process 30
3 The Role and Importance of Emotions in Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders 61
4 Counseling and the Criminal Justice Offender 75
5 Counseling Male and Female Criminal Justice Offenders 112
6 "Treating" the Criminal Psychopath 124
7 Trauma, the Addiction Model, and Repetitive Criminal Behavior 141
8 Ethical and Legal Concerns in Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders 166
9 Criminal Justice Counseling Modalities 183
10 Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Counseling 234
Glossary 253
Index 265
About the Author and Contributors 279
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