Counselling in Criminal Justice

Counselling in Criminal Justice

by Williams
     
 

This book describes the many settings in which counselling is used with offenders, victims of crime and criminal justice professionals under stress. It reviews the political pressures which have both limited and encouraged the growth of counselling in criminal justice settings. Using case material, it explores the dilemmas, and the opportunities, for counsellors in… See more details below

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This book describes the many settings in which counselling is used with offenders, victims of crime and criminal justice professionals under stress. It reviews the political pressures which have both limited and encouraged the growth of counselling in criminal justice settings. Using case material, it explores the dilemmas, and the opportunities, for counsellors in criminal justice. Counselling in Criminal Justice will be of interest to volunteers and professionals in the probation service, the prison service, churches, and the voluntary sector. It draws upon research and experience of Victim Support, Rape Crisis and generic counselling as well as practical experience of statutory criminal justice agencies. It is also designed to assist counsellors dealing with the courts, the police and the prison and probation services for the first time.

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A critique and commentary of counseling in the criminal justice system detailing cases from both the offenders' and victims' perspectives. Williams (applied social studies, U. of Keele) describes a variety of counseling situations in probation, prison, church, and voluntary settings, outlining the complex and conflicting needs of professionals and clients and emphasizing the additional pressures of agency bureaucracies and limited funding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335192403
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Counselling in Context Series
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
1,069,286
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.37(d)

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