Psychology in Prisons

Psychology in Prisons

by Pamela Baldwin, David Cooke, Jacqueline Howison
     
 

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Psychology in Prisons illustrates how a knowledge of psychological principles can lead to a better understanding of the prison environment and the problems that occur within it. The authors show how psychology can be used to increase understanding of prisoners and to deal with day-to-day problems in prison life. They focus on key problem areas such as sex

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Psychology in Prisons illustrates how a knowledge of psychological principles can lead to a better understanding of the prison environment and the problems that occur within it. The authors show how psychology can be used to increase understanding of prisoners and to deal with day-to-day problems in prison life. They focus on key problem areas such as sex offenders, violent criminals and the issue of AIDS. The book also explores the effects of the prison environment on staff and suggests means of reducing the levels of stress.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415097147
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

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