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The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings

Edited by: Jane L. Ireland , Carol A. Ireland , Neil Gredecki , Martin Fisher

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138942578
eBook ISBN: 9781315673073
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315673073
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Book description

The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings is the first volume to identify, discuss and analyse the most important psychological issues within prisons and secure hospitals.

Including contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from the UK, US, Australia and Canada, the book covers not only the key groups that forensic psychologists work with, but also the treatment options available to them, workplace issues unique to secure settings, and some of the wider topics that impact upon offender populations. The book is divided into four sections:

  • population and issues;
  • treatment;
  • staff and workplace issues;
  • contemporary issues for forensic application.

With chapters offering both theoretical rigour and practical application, this is a unique resource that will be essential reading for any student, researcher or practitioner of forensic psychology or criminology. It will also be relevant for those interested in social policy and social care.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Young high risk forensic populations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Understanding women offenders in prison Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding resistance, denial and responsibility in offender treatment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Recommendations for preventing suicide and other self-harm in prison Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Assessment issues in offending populations in secure settings Download PDF
Chapter  102:  Part II Foreword Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Treatment with firesetters in secure settings Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sex offender treatment in correctional and forensic settings Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Evidence-based practice principles applied to domestic violence programmes for offenders Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Trauma and its treatment in forensic settings Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Technology-enhanced innovations for addressing substance-misusing offenders’ treatment needs Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Effective interventions for acquisitive offenders Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Psychotherapy for personality disorder Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The positive practice of safety Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The resilient organisation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Supervision within forensic practice settings Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A principled approach to ethical issues for psychologists in prisons and secure settings Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The psychological and emotional effects of prison on prison staff Download PDF
Chapter  19:  ‘Crafting identity’ Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Prison officer orientations and the implications for responsivity with incarcerated youth Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Understanding critical incidents and their management in secure forensic services Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Understanding terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Understanding and intervening with partner abuse Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Addressing the problems of gangs and gang members in the justice system Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Understanding and managing bullying among those detained in secure settings Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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