Young Men in Prison
Surviving and Coping with Life Inside
By (author) Joel Harvey
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Young Men in Prison by Joel Harvey
Book DescriptionThis book examines how young men between the ages of 18 and 21 make the transition to prison life and how they adapt practically, socially and psychologically. Based on extensive research in Feltham Young Offenders Institution, this book examines in particular the role of social support, both inside and outside prison, in relation to their adaptation, along with the constructs of trust, locus of control, and safety. It concentrates both on the successful adaptation to prison life and on the experience of individuals who have difficulties in adapting; it pays special attention to those who harm themselves whilst in prison. It is the first study to provide an in-depth account of the psycho-social experience of imprisonment for young adults. Understanding this early stage of imprisonment is of major importance to policy makers and practitioners in the light of the fact that up to a half of completed suicides occur within the first month in prison.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843922032
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book examines the application of psychological thinking and practice in addressing youth crime. With contributions from leading academics and practitioners, it provides an essential and up-to-date account of the field and the challenges of applying effective psychological approaches within forensic settings for young people.
Young Men in Prison, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Joel Harvey
Based on extensive research in Feltham Young Offenders Institution, this book examines how young men between the ages of 18 and 21 make the transition to prison life and how they adapt practically, socially and psychologically.
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