Drug Treatment Behind Bars: Prison-Based Strategies for Change / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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In the last 15 years, the prison population in the U.S. increased by more than 188 percent. The increase has been fueled largely by increases in the number of individuals convicted of drug-related offenses. These offenders constitute a disproportionate number of recidivists who, in turn, are responsible for a relatively large proportion of criminal activity in our society. The vast majority of these offenders were arrested for committing violent crimes, and most of the offenders are poor, unemployed, uneducated, come from dysfunctional families, and are African-American. Contrary to public opinion, many of these offenders are tired of their revolving door relationship with the police, courts, and correctional institutions. However, without appropriate social and therapeutic support, there is little hope of altering their behavior. This volume seeks to address specific issues relevant to prisons in America and includes contributions by practitioners in the field of prison-based drug treatment and therapy programs. The work is an important contribution to the literature examining the extent to which rehabilitation (i.e., prison-based drug treatment programs) has effectively reduced recidivism, drug relapse, and violent crime in our society.
About the Author
KEVIN E. EARLY is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oakland University in Michigan. He specializes in criminology, corrections, deviance/social control, and substance abuse. Professor Early is a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (C.C.J.S.) with more than 9 years of experience in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and corrections. He has published in the areas of deviance, death and dying, and race and ethnic relations. He is the author of Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community (Greenwood, 1992) and co-authored (with Martha Zingo) of Nameless Persons (Praeger, 1994).
Table of Contents
Foreword by Ronald L. Akers
Foreword by James A. Inciardi
Introduction by Kevin E. Early
Growth-Centered Intervention: An Overview of Changes in Recent Decades by Ted Palmer
Assessment, Client Treatment Matching, and Managing the Substance Abusing Offender by Gerald L. Vigdal and Donald W. Stadler
Therapeutic Communities in Prisons: Dealing with Toxic Waste by Rod Mullen
The Therapeutic Community: An Effective Model for Corrections-Based Drug Abuse Treatment by James A. Inciardi
Essential Elements of the Effective Therapeutic Community in the Correctional Institution: A Director's Account by Steven F. Singer
Drug Abuse Treatment in the Federal Bureau of Prisons: An Historical Review and Assessment of Contemporary Initiatives by Donald W. Murray, Jr.
Prison Treatment for Substance Abusers: Stay 'N Out Revisited by Harry K. Wexler, Ronald A. Williams, Kevin E. Early, and Carlton D. Trotman
Evaluation of Prison Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: Outcome Studies and Methodology by Harry K. Wexler
Changing the Paradigm about Youth Violence and Drug Abuse by Rod Mullen and Naya Arbiter