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Acting Out : Maladaptive Behavior in Confinement - Hans Toch

Acting Out

Maladaptive Behavior in Confinement

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9781557988805
Number Of Pages: 304

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This volume examines the prison careers of the most problematic group of inmates - those who appear to sabotage their own rehabilitation by repeated displays of violence, disruptiveness or otherwise self-defeating behaviour. A particular challenge with these prisoners is determining the extent to which their problem behaviour is a result of mental illness, as opposed to purely ""characterological"" defects. Clearly these two alternatives demand different kinds of responses by prison staff, yet they are often hard to disentangle. The book uses disciplinary records and mental health exams to reconstruct the careers of chronic offenders.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Studying Maladaptive Behavior in Confinementp. 3
Aggregate Patternsp. 31
Data Collection and Analysisp. 33
Patterns of Prison Misbehaviorp. 53
Patterns of Pathologyp. 81
Disturbed-Disruptive Patternsp. 99
Individual Patternsp. 121
A Taxonomy of Maladaptationp. 123
Gratifying Impulsesp. 145
Enhancing Esteemp. 171
Pursuing Autonomyp. 201
Seeking Refugep. 229
Maintaining Sanityp. 255
Distribution of Patternsp. 291
Success Storiesp. 299
What Have We Learned and What Must We Do?p. 337
Some Implications of Our Studyp. 339
The Prison Careers of Mentally Ill Womenp. 363
Building Coping Competencep. 387
Indexp. 431
About the Authorsp. 445
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ISBN: 9781557988805
ISBN-10: 1557988803
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82