Psychology in Probation Services
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Psychology in Probation Services by David A. Crighton
Book DescriptionThis book serves as a route map for psychologists and probation officers working in probation services. It outlines the strategic framework for psychological services across prisons and probation. It gives an up-to-date picture of some key emerging areas of applied psychological practice in probation settings. It covers the development of applied psychological services, court work, mental health, working with sex offenders, risk assessment, group work, cognitive skills, multi-agency public protection panels, and lifer assessments. The editors are Deputy Head and Head of Psychology for Prisons and Probation Services, and therefore well placed to compile this book. This book complements Graham Towl's book "Psychology in Prisons" (BPS Blackwell, 2003).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405124690
(228mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David A. Crighton
Forensic Psychology, Paperback (April 2015)
Updated to reflect recent changes in the field, the 2nd Edition of Forensic Psychology presents a comprehensive overview of forensic psychology and its applications in the civil and criminal justice systems of the UK.
Dictionary of Forensic Psychology, Hardback (June 2008)
Covers several aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system, useful for both students and practitioners. This work contains approximately 300 entries (of between 500 and 1500 words) on key terms and concepts, arranged alphabetically.
Psychology in Prisons, Paperback (February 2008)
Offers a look at the work of psychologists in prisons, considering diverse issues such as age, gender, socio-economic group, sexuality and ethnicity. This work focuses on the prison environment and prioritises practical information for practitioners working in prisons.
Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practitioners, Hardback (December 1996)» View all books by David A. Crighton
This handbook discusses some of the ways in which psychological research and methods can be applied by a wide variety of professional groups working with offenders. It concentrates on the assessment of risk in forensic settings and the interventions designed to reduce risk of violence.
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Author Biography - David A. Crighton
David Crighton is Deputy Head of Psychology for Prisons and Probation Services. He is also visiting Professor of Forensic Psychology at London Metropolitan University and co-editor of the British Journal of Forensic Practice. Graham Towl is Head of Psychology for Prisons and Probation Services. He is also visiting Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham and the University of Portsmouth. He has received the British Psychological Society award for distinguished contribution to professional psychology. He is the editor of Psychology in Prisons (BPS Blackwell, 2003) and joint editor of Suicide in Prisons (BPS Blackwell, 2002). He is also co-editor of the British Journal of Forensic Practice.
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