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Issues in Forensic Psychology No 3: Issues in offending

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Quick Overview

'This edition is an example of good communication. I hope that the obvious good sense of the contributions will lead to increased understanding of the need to support victims as well as treat offenders. I have no doubt that such support will result in improved morale amongst practitioners. Better morale will lead to better service provision. If this includes better understanding of the psychological impact of crime on its many and varied victims, that could have an impact on crime itself.'

Sir David Ramsbotham GCB CBE, former Chief Inspector of Prisons, in his introduction to this edition.

 

Contents

Contributors 

Statement of Purpose

Foreword

Sir David Ramsbotham

The psychological impact of offending on a victim of physical assault: A case of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder

Dr Nick Grey

The impact of offending on police officers

Dr Mark Rallings

Minor crimes, trivial incidents: The cumulative impact of offending

Dr Mandy Shaw & Professor Ken Pease

Unrecognised victims: The parents of child and adolescent offenders

Louise Bowers

'Nurturing fragile relationships': Early reflections on working with victims of domestic violence on the National Probation Service's Duluth Pathfinder research programme

Jane Lindsay & Dermot Brady

Imprisonment: The impact on children

Kate Philbrick

Working therapeutically with sex offenders: The potential impact on the psychological well-being of treatment providers

Jo Clarke & Dr Derek Roger

 

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