Coping with Prisons explores the unique nature of the prison environment and examines the range of opportunities that exist to help prisoners address their offending behaviour, acquire skills, and gain qualifications.
The book examines the needs of the many different types of prisoner: the vulnerable, the violent. The mentally ill, the sexually deviant, the suicidal, the educationally disadvantaged, and those considered highly dangerous to society. This examination includes those held on remand and on judges' remand, civil prisoners. Convicts, deportees and life sentence prisoners.
Young offenders, men and women, all have different rights and entitlements which need to be respected, Everyone involved in the caring profession and statutory agencies, in voluntary work, or who is undertaking professional training or research needs to have a thorough understanding of how our complex penal system works of they are to help others effectively.
This authoritative book, endorsed by the Chief Inspector of Prisons, explains clearly and succinctly, in user-friendly language, all you need to know to work with prisoners and to avoid coming into conflict with those responsible for administering the penal system.