Counseling Women in Prison

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This volume presents a clear description of the problems of women offenders, a variety of treatment approaches and prospects for the future. Four chapters are devoted to the particular conditions of women's prisons, and the psychological effects on their inmates. The remaining chapters address clinical issues.

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In light of the recent increase in the number of both women prisoners and professional women in corrections systems, presents an overview of the female offender and women's prisons, then focuses on clinical approaches for counseling the prisoners. A text on sociological and organizational issues rather than a practical guide for counselors, provides correctional professionals and students with an understanding of the criminological theory, the nature of the prison environment, and selected prison programs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction
Acknowledgements
1 Change Efforts and the Female Prisoner 1
2 Women's Prisons 23
3 Criminality and Classification 45
4 Drug Abuse, Criminality, and Treatment 73
5 Family Issues and Treatment Approaches 95
6 Prison Programs 120
7 Life Skills: Making It on the Outside 143
8 Counseling in Prison: Issues and Concerns 165
9 The "Black Box" of Prison - Feminism and Cultural Issues 187
References 203
Resources 212
Index 213
About the Author 219
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