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Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs : Law & Public Policy: Psychology & the Social Sciences - Jose B. Ashford

Treating Adult and Juvenile Offenders with Special Needs

Law & Public Policy: Psychology & the Social Sciences

By: Jose B. Ashford (Editor), Bruce Dennis Sales (Editor), William H. Reid (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2000
ISBN: 9781557986672
Number Of Pages: 632

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Who are offenders with special needs and what kind of treatment do they need? Offering a unique multi-disciplinary look at mental health services in the correctional field, this book comprehensively examines the field, exploring the history, rights, standards, and treatment in mental health corrections. Loaded with practical information, the book covers what works in the treatment of offenders with special needs, identifies concerns regarding release planning and aftercare, and faces the realities associated with the logistics of prison systems and community settings.By emphasizing the biological, psychological, and social needs of offenders, this book promotes the development of rehabilitative models for this population based on firm scientific information-not on prejudice or misinformation. This groundbreaking work is an essential resource for those involved with the corrections field, from administrators, attorneys, caseworkers, and criminologists to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and sociologists.

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
History, Rights, and Standardsp. 29
Political, Legal, and Professional Challenges to Treating Offenders With Special Needsp. 31
Treatment Rights in Uncertain Legal Timesp. 51
National Correctional Health Standardsp. 81
Treating Disordered Offendersp. 97
Treating Conduct Disorder, Antisocial, and Psychopathic Personalitiesp. 99
Treating Substance Abuse Disordersp. 131
Treating Patients Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanityp. 171
Treating Developmentally and Learning Disabled Offendersp. 197
Treatment and Care for Offenders With Mental Retardationp. 199
Treating Offenders With Educational Disabilitiesp. 221
Treating High-Risk Offendersp. 247
Managing and Treating Violent Offendersp. 249
Treating Juvenile Sex Offendersp. 273
Research on the Treatment of Adult Sex Offendersp. 291
Preventing, Managing, and Treating Suicidal Actions in High-Risk Offendersp. 313
Release Planning and Aftercarep. 333
Release Decision Making and Planningp. 335
Aftercare and Recidivism Preventionp. 373
Systems and Settingsp. 401
Systems Considerations in Treating Juvenile Offenders With Mental Disordersp. 403
Administrative Concerns Associated With the Treatment of Offenders With Mental Illnessp. 419
Treating Juvenile Offenders in Community Settingsp. 445
Adult Offenders and Community Settings: Some Case Examplesp. 465
Author Indexp. 479
Subject Indexp. 505
About the Editorsp. 517
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ISBN: 9781557986672
ISBN-10: 1557986673
Series: Law & Public Policy: Psychology & the Social Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.68  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.25