A Study of a Therapeutic Prison

Author: Elaine Genders,Elaine Player

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198256779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 5800

Grendon Prison opened in 1962, originally intended to investigate and treat prisoners whose crimes had recognisable psychiatric causes. Thirty years later, its radical ideas of the rehabilitation of prisoners through psychological or psychotherapeutic treatment have been embraced by the Woolf Report, which clearly committed the Prison Service to a rehabilitation ambition. Based upon interviews with prisoners and prison staff, this new study of a 'model' prison will be of interest to criminologists, penologists and prison staff everywhere.

Psychosocial Interventions in the Criminal Justice System

Proceedings : Reports Presented to the 20th Criminological Research Conference (1993)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Manhattan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789287127495

Category: Correctional psychology

Page: 205

View: 5851

University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

New Social Strategies and the Criminal Justice System

Proceedings : 19th Criminological Research Conference (1990)

Author: European Committee on Crime Problems,Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287120243

Category: Law

Page: 92

View: 6032

Behaviour. Report by F. Bailleau and G. Garioud


Author: Consejo de Europa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789287140821

Category: Prison administration

Page: 166

View: 6484


Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities

Developments in Research and Practice

Author: Richard Shuker,Elizabeth Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470661437

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

View: 5610

This unique collection of research and practice papers highlight HMP Grendon’s groundbreaking and sustained contribution to our understanding of the role therapeutic communities have in effective interventions with offenders. Reveals the history and research behind HMP Grendon, one of the first prisons to develop therapeutic communities Combines a mixture of quantitative and qualitative research papers, coupled with historical, theoretical and practice commentary Features quantitative research based on unusually complete and extensive records, collected over an extended period and stored in Grendon’s database Provides an international perspective with prominent figures from America and Holland

New Zealand Social Work

Contexts and Practice

Author: Marie Connolly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195584318

Category: Social service

Page: 394

View: 5680

An examination of social work theory and practice, both historical and current. It addresses the issues of culture, gender, and violence, and has an emphasis on field practice and development. The 27 essays are presented in three Parts: 'Practice and Current Issues', 'Fields of Practice in Aotearoa', and 'Professional Issues'.


the shocking state of Britain's prisons and the need for change

Author: David Ramsbotham,David Ramsbotham (Sir.)

Publisher: Free Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 6234


Behavioural Analysis of Crime

Studies in David Canter's Investigative Psychology

Author: Donna Youngs

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473813

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 3853

The intense interest in 'offender profiling' generated by FBI special agents, gave rise to an explosion of studies in a new area called ‘investigative psychology’ by its originator David Canter. This develops understanding of offenders' behaviour that can be harnessed to improve investigations. In this rapidly developing area much has been learnt about what offenders reveal about themselves through their styles of offending. Beyond criminals’ actions the location of their crimes can also reveal where the offender lives or which offences can be linked as part of the same series. Investigative psychologists also explore how to interview witnesses and suspects and assess the veracity of accounts given. The variation in criminal style across crimes as diverse as arson, burglary, hostage negotiation, serial killing and sexual assault is reviewed, using narrative theory and criminals’ emotional experience when offending as the basis for explaining these variations. This provides a framework for drawing inferences about offenders' characteristics. Studies in investigative psychology require a special methodology, developed by David Canter to allow scientific explorations in such a challenging field, previously assumed not to be open empirical study. The practical potential and applications of the research are given, as well as a selection of commentaries on the cutting edge debates that are driving the future of the investigative psychology. This new discipline is of relevance to forensic psychologists in many different settings, criminologists and law enforcement agencies, bringing together work that lays out current achievements and sets the agenda for future research in the field.

The Prisoner Society

Power, Adaptation, and Social Life in an English Prison

Author: Ben Crewe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019957796X

Category: Law

Page: 519

View: 8893

The Prisoner Society offers an in-depth sociological analysis of prison life drawn from the life stories and experiences of prisoners and the testimony of officers, managers and prison governors at the UK prison HMP Wellingborough, a medium security prison.

Reducing Crime

The Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Interventions

Author: Amanda Perry,Cynthia McDougall,David P. Farrington

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470023759

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 1668

Based on extensive research initiated by the UK Home Office, Reducing Crime offers an objective look at the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions in the reduction of crime. Bringing together information about where, for whom and at what cost these interventions are effective, the book examines alcohol prevention and drug treatment studies; courts, sentencing and police interventions; probation and prison interventions; and situational burglary and housing interventions. In addition to a cost/benefits analysis of each intervention, the book also discusses future research and policy directions.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3080

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Forensic Psychiatry

Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition

Author: John Gunn,Pamela Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340806281

Category: Law

Page: 1035

View: 1132

Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 Comprehensive and erudite, Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal and Ethical Issues, Second Edition is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. This landmark publication has been completely updated but retains all the features that made the first edition such a well-established text. It integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions. The Second Edition features updates to all current chapters and several new chapters that explore: The genetics of antisocial behavior Disorders of brain structure and function that relate to crime Offenders with intellectual disabilities Older people and the criminal justice system Deviant and mentally ill staff Although the book focuses on jurisdictions in the UK, a substantial comparative chapter written by an international group from all five continents explores the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere. This book is an essential reference for specialists and postgraduate trainees in forensic psychiatry but also for general psychiatrists, and clinical and forensic psychologists. It is also an invaluable resource for other forensic mental health professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, probation service staff, police, attorneys, criminologists, and sociologists.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8386


Offender Rehabilitation in Practice

Implementing and Evaluating Effective Programs

Author: Gary A. Bernfeld,David P. Farrington,Alan W. Leschied

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471720263

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 5028

Documented evidence suggests that community safety is best achieved through policies promoting human services rather than relying totally on prisons and that promoting intervention in an individual's own environment (known as 'ecological integrity') is closely associated with effective intervention. This is the first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge of worldwide effective offender rehabilitation programs. Prominent researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice field have contributed their extensive knowledge of what it takes to implement effective correctional practices with ecological integrity. * Reviews "real world" challenges of program effectiveness and survival * Offers effective, evidence based, innovative alternatives to imprisonment of offenders * Offers a common multi-level systems perspective as a framework for the international case studies featured * The first book to focus on the transfer of knowledge and best practice through the concept of "technology transfer"

Doing Criminological Research

Author: Victor Jupp,Pamela Davies,Peter Francis

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761965084

Category: Reference

Page: 252

View: 7935

`There are a number of reasons for commending this book to students about to undertake a dissertation in criminology. One is the appealing layout and the separation into three parts: the planning, the doing and the experiencing of criminological research. The style of allowing chapter authors to reflect on their own research does make for a student-friendly production' - International Journal of Sociology of Law This major new textbook brings together leading criminological researchers who provide an insight into the processes, practicalities and actualities of planning, experiencing and doing criminological research. The book draws on a wide range of studies of crime and criminal justice. Doing Criminological Research is essential reading for students of criminology and for those embarking on criminological inquiry.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198762423

Category: Law

Page: 1259

View: 2937

This is the most comprehensive and detailed book about criminology ever published in the United Kingdom. It is designed to be immediately accessible to those interested in criminology who seek a way of familiarising themselves with the study of crime and criminality

Prisons and Their Moral Performance

A Study of Values, Quality, and Prison Life

Author: Alison Liebling

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Social Science

Page: 549

View: 658

This book constitutes a critical case study of the modern search for public sector reform. It includes a detailed account of a study aimed at developing a meaningful way of evaluating difficult-to-measure moral dimensions of the quality of prisons. Penal practices, values, and sensibilities have undergone important transformations over the period 1990-2003. Part of this transformation included a serious flirtation with a liberal penal project that went wrong. A significant factor in this unfortunate turn of events was a lack of clarity, by those working in and managing prisons, about important terms such as 'justice', 'liberal', and 'care', and how they might apply to daily penal life. Official measures of the prison seem to lack relevance to many who live and work in prison and to their critics. The author proposes that a truer test of the quality of prison life is what staff and prisoners have to say about those aspects of prison life that 'matter most': relationships, fairness, order, and the quality of their treatment. The book attempts a detailed analysis and measurement of these dimensions in five prisons. It finds significant differences between establishments in these areas of prison life, and some departures from the official vision of the prison supported by the performance framework. The information revolution has generated unprecedented levels of knowledge about individual prisons, as well as providing a management reach into establishments from adistance, and a capacity for 'chronic revision', that was unimaginable fifty years ago. Another major transformation - the modernisation project - brought with it a new, but flawed, 'craft' of performance monitoring and measurement aimed at solving some of the problems of prison management. This book explores the arrival and the impact of this concept of performance and the links apparently forged between managerialism and moral values.

The Penal System

An Introduction

Author: Michael Cavadino,James Dignan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 9109

Praise for the First Edition: `The authors appear to do an excellent job of describing the criminal justice system of England, and how the penal system fits into, and is affected by it' - Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice The Third Edition of this highly successful textbook provides an accessible introduction to the penal system of England and Wales. Now fully revised and updated it includes an examination of the direction of penal policy under New Labour.