Counselling in Criminal Justice

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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, ...
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Overview

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)
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
1 The Development of Counselling in Criminal Justice 1
2 The Context of Counselling in Criminal Justice 18
3 The Practice of Counselling in Criminal Justice 43
4 Specific Issues in Counselling in Criminal Justice 65
5 Professional Relationships in Counselling in Criminal Justice 96
6 A Critique of Counselling in Criminal Justice 124
References 142
Index 154
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