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Psychological research in prisons

Psychological research in prisons

Towl, Graham J; British Psychological Society

'Psychological Research in Prisons' highlights the extent to which psychological theory and research can inform the work of practitioners, and likewise how practice can influence the direction of research. This work also provides a critique of managerialism and its policy-driven emphasis on targets. This up-to-date collection begins with an account and analysis of the role of psychologists in prisons in relation to research. Looks at the results of evidence based psychological approaches to working with prisoners. First half of the book has its primary focus on psychological evaluation research. Includes chapters on psychological research on suicide, bullying, life sentenced prisoners and staff sickness

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Published Malden, Mass.; Oxford: BPS Blackwell, 2006

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Graham J. Towl
ISBN: 140517322X, 9781405173223
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-222) and index.
Physical Description: xii, 228 p.
Subject: Psychology; Crime.; Social services & welfare, criminology; Chemistry; Abnormal psychology; Criminal or forensic psychology; Correctional psychology.; Offenders with mental disabilities Rehabilitation.; Psychological methodology; Offenders; Prisoners Mental health services.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781405133142