Psychology in Prisons

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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.
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Clinical psychologists apply psychological principles to the behaviors seen in prisons, arguing that violence, distress, and stress on the part of the inmates can be better controlled if more thoroughly understood. The areas addressed include the reasons for becoming involved in crime, adapting to prison, key causes of tension, special groups such as sex offenders, and the tension experienced by the staff. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415005333
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Pages: 176

Table of Contents

1 Psychology and its role in prisons 1
2 Criminal behaviour - how it develops 8
3 Understanding sex offenders 16
4 Alcohol and drugs - their role in criminal behaviour 27
5 Understanding violence and aggression 42
6 Psychological disturbance in prison 55
7 The impact of AIDS on prison life 67
8 Communication skills 79
9 Coping with disturbed prisoners 92
10 Coping with face-to-face violence 102
11 Hostage-taking in prisons 112
12 Stress and working in prisons 123
13 Giving evidence in court 137
Index 146
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