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Treating the Criminal Offender : Criminal Justice and Public Safety - Alexander B. Smith

Treating the Criminal Offender

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1988
ISBN: 9780306428852
Number Of Pages: 426

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The second edition of Treating the Criminal Offender was written in an atmosphere of disillusionment and severe criticism of the traditionalist ap- proach to treatment. As crime rates soared, the voices of the critics rose in volume and intensity. And so, this third edition-revised toward the end of the decade of the 1980s-embodies the shift in emphasis from rehabilitating the offender to protecting the community. This shift, in our opinion, does not reject the goal of changing the of- fender so as to effect his reintegration into society; it uses the strategy of intensive supervision and surveillance only to effect the desired goal. The use of electronics to monitor the offender's whereabouts and the swift ap- plication of punitive measures following. the awareness of any violation are extrinsic techniques of control. It is our opinion that for the deep, more lasting changes in behavior, some form of casework, counseling, and/or psy- chotherapeutic intervention is essential. We are the cohorts who believe in the effectiveness of such treatment modalities when and if applied to the right target population at the appropriate time.

Background.- Crime, Social Attitudes, and Causation Theories.- Probation and Parole.- Punishment versus Treatment.- Problems and Issues in Corrections.- General Treatment Approaches.- Treatment Modalities-Problems and Issues.- Schools of Casework and Therapy.- Group Therapies: Traditional and Innovative.- Specific Treatment Approaches.- Drug Addiction, Crime, and Treatment.- Sexual Offenses and Their Treatment.- The Violent Offender.- Alcoholism and Crime.- Crime and Marital Problems, and the Female Offender.- Gambling, White-Collar Crime, and Organized Crime.- New Directions.- Current Trends in Corrections.- Research in Corrections.- Summary and Sources.

ISBN: 9780306428852
ISBN-10: 0306428857
Series: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 31st July 1988
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.23  x 3.79
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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