Psychology in Prisons

Psychology in Prisons

by David J. Cooke, Pamela J. Baldwin, Jacqueline Howison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415005337

ISBN-13: 9780415005333

Pub. Date: 01/28/1991

Publisher: Routledge

Psychology in Prisons argues that the sources of inmates' violence and stress can be better understood and limited by applying psychological principles to prison behavior. The authors show how psychology can be used to increase our understanding of prisoners by examining how and why they became involved in crime and how they have adapted to prison life. The…  See more details below

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Psychology in Prisons argues that the sources of inmates' violence and stress can be better understood and limited by applying psychological principles to prison behavior. The authors show how psychology can be used to increase our understanding of prisoners by examining how and why they became involved in crime and how they have adapted to prison life. The authors focus on key areas of tension and ``problem groups,'' as well as sex offenders and the issue of AIDS. The book also considers prison workers and explores how psychological principles can reduce their level of stress, thereby securing the mental well-being of the prisoners they oversee.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415005333
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Psychology and its role in prisons1
2Criminal behaviour - how it develops8
3Understanding sex offenders16
4Alcohol and drugs - their role in criminal behaviour27
5Understanding violence and aggression42
6Psychological disturbance in prison55
7The impact of AIDS on prison life67
8Communication skills79
9Coping with disturbed prisoners92
10Coping with face-to-face violence102
11Hostage-taking in prisons112
12Stress and working in prisons123
13Giving evidence in court137
Index146

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