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

Overview

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

1. Psychology and its role in prisons 2. Criminal behaviour - how it develops 3. Understanding sex offenders 4. Alcohol and drugs - their role in criminal behaviour 9. Coping with disturbed prisoners 10. Coping with face-to-face violence 11. Hostage-taking in prisons 12. Stress and working in prisons 13. Giving evidence in court Index

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