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Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0761929345

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Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761929345

Ruth E. Masters

ISBN13: 978-0761929345
ISBN10: 0761929347
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition takes a practical view of offenders, their problems, and the difficulties counselors face working with them in criminal justice settings. Author Ruth E. Masters examines criminal justice counseling on an individual and group basis and in a variety of settings such as prisons, probation and parole agencies, diversion programs, group homes, halfway houses, prerelease facilities, and U.S. jails. The book also explores the many faces of offenders -- young, old, male, female, and across many cultures.

The Second Edition of Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders recognizes that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist and this text is designed to provide readers with an understanding of the counseling process. The book explores practical knowledge of legal principles, appropriate and effective counselor attitudes, and the past and present protocols of American corrections.

Features and Benefits:

  • Each chapter begins with Chapter Highlights and Key Terms and ends with corresponding exercises and discussion questions.
  • A section at the end of each chapter lists relevant Internet sites and suggested readings.
  • The book includes Counselor/Offender role-play scenarios that prepare students for situations such as how to restore order over a group counseling session, handle their own personal feelings about an offender, and much more.
  • An Instructor's Manual including test items and skill-building exercises is available.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Chapters have been reorganized to emphasize the importance of counselors creating an alliance with offenders.
  • Discussions have been updated on topics such as multicultural counseling, counseling victims, counseling paraprofessionals, cognitive-behavioral counseling, multimodal counseling, brief counseling, and counseling outcome effectiveness.
  • New chapters have been added on counseling criminal psychopaths, the role of emotions in the counseling process, counseling male and female offenders, and the relationship between trauma, addiction, and human behavior.

Primarily designed for criminal justice students taking correctional counseling courses, Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition is also a vital resource for any Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling practitioner interfacing with offenders.

Features:

  • The second edition of Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders is designed to provide students and criminal justice workers with an understanding of
  • the criminal justice offender and his or her problems including treatment of psychopathy;
  • the counseling process, including a practical knowledge of legal principles;
  • modalities that are used and/or have been used in American corrections;
  • appropriate and effective counselor attitudes;
  • the relationship between trauma, addiction, and criminality;
  • the significance of emotions in the counseling process;
  • counseling male and female offenders; and
  • what constitutes success in counseling criminal justice offenders? The book takes the position that empathy, caring, and the ability to listen well are critical for the criminal justice counselor.
  • Each chapter begins with "Chapter Highlights" and "Key Terms" and ends with matching exercises and discussion questions. This edition also contains a section at the end of each chapter that identifies Internet sites that are relevant to the chapter's subject matter and suggested readings.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Understanding Criminal Justice Counseling
2. Counseling and the Criminal Justice Offender
3. Legal Issues in Criminal Justice Counseling
4. Criminal Justice Counseling Modalities
5. Criminal Justice Counseling Process
6. Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Counseling


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