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Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders

Second Edition


September 2003 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"Excellent book, the best I have read."
—John McCullogh, South Hills Business School

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition takes a practical view of offenders, their problems, and the difficulties counselors face working with them in criminal justice settings. Author Ruth E. Masters examines criminal justice counseling on an individual and group basis and in a variety of settings such as prisons, probation and parole agencies, diversion programs, group homes, halfway houses, prerelease facilities, and U.S. jails. The book also explores the many faces of offenders — young, old, male, female, and across many cultures.

The Second Edition of Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders recognizes that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist and this text is designed to provide readers with an understanding of the counseling process. The book explores practical knowledge of legal principles, appropriate and effective counselor attitudes, and the past and present protocols of American corrections.

Features and Benefits:

  • Each chapter begins with Chapter Highlights and Key Terms and ends with corresponding exercises and discussion questions.
  • A section at the end of each chapter lists relevant Internet sites and suggested readings.
  • The book includes Counselor/Offender role-play scenarios that prepare students for situations such as how to restore order over a group counseling session, handle their own personal feelings about an offender, and much more.
  • An Instructor’s Manual including test items and skill-building exercises is available.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Chapters have been reorganized to emphasize the importance of counselors creating an alliance with offenders.
  • Discussions have been updated on topics such as multicultural counseling, counseling victims, counseling paraprofessionals, cognitive-behavioral counseling, multimodal counseling, brief counseling, and counseling outcome effectiveness.
  • New chapters have been added on counseling criminal psychopaths, the role of emotions in the counseling process, counseling male and female offenders, and the relationship between trauma, addiction, and human behavior.

Primarily designed for criminal justice students taking correctional counseling courses, Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition is also a vital resource for any Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling practitioner interfacing with offenders.

 
Preface
 
Contributors
 
Chapter 1. Understanding Criminal Justice Counseling
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Protection of Society  
Rhetoric  
Supervision  
Communication  
Counseling versus Therapy  
Roles Criminal Justice Counselors Play  
Criminal Justice Counseling and Burnout  
Ethical Considerations in Criminal Justice Counseling  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 2. Criminal Justice Counseling Process
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
The Beginning of Counseling  
The Middle of Counseling  
The End of Counseling  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 3. The Role and Importance of Emotions in Counseling Criminal
Justice Offenders  
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Development and Structure of the Brain  
Definition of Emotion  
Core Emotions  
Emotional Capacity and Development  
Emotions, Human Empathy, and Criminality  
Child Abuse, the Brain, and Counseling Offenders  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 4. Counseling and the Criminal Justice Offender
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Young Offenders  
Adult Offenders  
Addicted and Substance-Abusing Offenders  
Disturbed Offenders  
Violent Offenders  
Female Offenders  
Ill Offenders  
Sex Offenders  
Resistant Offenders  
Incarcerated Offenders  
Multicultural and Ethnically Diverse Offenders  
Military Offenders  
Foreign Born Offenders  
Older and Elderly Offenders  
Mentally Retarded Offenders  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 5. Counseling Differences in Male and Female Criminal Justice Offenders
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Female and Male Communication Differences  
Awareness Principles for Female and Male Criminal Justice Offenders  
Theodora Wells' Male/Female Awareness Exercise  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
Candice Skrapec
Chapter 6. Treating the Criminal Psychopath
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Treatment Outcome  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
 
Chapter 7. Trauma, the Addiction Model, and Repetitive Criminal Behavior
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
The Brain and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  
Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  
The Addiction Model  
Treatment of Trauma and Repetitive Criminality  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
Lester P. Pincu
Chapter 8. Ethical and Legal Concerns in Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Ethical Concerns and Confidentiality  
Ethical and Legal Issues Regarding Counseling Persons with AIDS and HIV within the Criminal Justice System  
Legal Issues Regarding Counseling Incarcerated Offenders  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 9. Criminal Justice Counseling Modalities
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Criminal Justice Counseling Style and Technique  
Criminal Justice Counseling Modalities  
Other Approaches to Criminal Justice Counseling  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
Internet Sites  
References  
Suggested Readings  
 
Chapter 10. Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Counseling
Chapter Highlights  
Key Terms  
Introduction  
Studies of Criminal Justice Counseling Effectiveness  
Contemporary Thoughts on What Works in Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders  
Contemporary Criminal Justice Treatment Outcome Investigations  
Summary  
Matching Key Terms and Definitions  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Sites  
Counselor/Offender Role-Play Scenarios  
References  
Suggested Readings  
Glossary  
Bibliography  
Index  
About the Authors  

"Excellent book, the best I have read."

John McCullogh
South Hills Business School
Key features
  • The second edition of Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders is designed to provide students and criminal justice workers with an understanding of
  1. the criminal justice offender and his or her problems including treatment of psychopathy;
  2. the counseling process, including a practical knowledge of legal principles;
  3. modalities that are used and/or have been used in American corrections;
  4. appropriate and effective counselor attitudes;
  5. the relationship between trauma, addiction, and criminality;
  6. the significance of emotions in the counseling process;
  7. counseling male and female offenders; and
  8. what constitutes success in counseling criminal justice offenders? The book takes the position that empathy, caring, and the ability to listen well are critical for the criminal justice counselor.
  • Each chapter begins with "Chapter Highlights" and "Key Terms" and ends with matching exercises and discussion questions. This edition also contains a section at the end of each chapter that identifies Internet sites that are relevant to the chapter's subject matter and suggested readings.

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