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Title Using social science to reduce violent offending / edited by Joel A. Dvoskin [and others]

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
 RWU Main Library  HV6789 .U84 2012    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV6789 .U84 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series American Psychology-Law Society series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Crime and incarceration in the United States / Alfred Blumstein -- A short history of corrections : the rise, fall, and resurrection through treatment / Clive R. Hollin -- Contextual influence on violence / David P. Farrington -- The good, the bad, and the ugly of electronic media / Muniba Saleem and Craig A. Anderson -- Public attitudes and punitive policies / Tom R. Tyler and Lindsay E. Rankin -- The risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model of correctional assessment and treatment / D.A. (Don) Andrews -- Assessment and treatment strategies for correctional institutions / Paul Gendreau and Paula Smith -- Putting science to work : how the principles of risk, need, and responsivity apply to reentry / Susan Turner and Joan Petersilia -- Reducing recidivism and violence among offending youth / Barbara A. Oudekerk and N. Dickon Reppucci -- Extending rehabilitative principles to violent sexual offenders / Judith V. Becker and Jill D. Stinson -- Extending violence reduction principles to justice-involved persons with mental illness / John Monahan and Henry J. Steadman -- Addressing system inertia to effect change / James McGuire -- What if psychology redesigned the criminal justice system? / Joel A. Dvoskin ... [et al.]
Note "Over the past three decades, the American criminal justice system has become unapologetically punitive. High rates of incarceration and frequent use of long-term segregation have become commonplace, with little concern for evidence that such practices make the public safer - and as the editors of this groundbreaking volume assert, they do not. Bringing together experts in the fields of social science, forensic psychology and criminal justice, Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending addresses what truly works in reducing violent offending. Promoting an approach to correctional policy grounded in an evidence-based and nuanced understanding of human behavior, leading authorities from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain offer specific and practical strategies for improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Beginning by covering the history and scope of violent crime and incarceration in the U.S., this pioneering volume offers clear and practical recommendations for implementing approaches focused on behavioral change of even the most particular offender groups, such as juvenile offenders, sexual offenders, and offenders with mental illnesses. The authors argue for a more scientifically informed justice system, one where offenders-through correctional approaches such as community-based treatments and cognitive behavioral interventions-can be expected to learn the skills they will need to succeed in avoiding crime upon release. Authors also highlight methods for overcoming system inertia in order to implement these recommendations. Drawing on the science of human behavior to inform correctional practice, this book is an invaluable resource for policymakers, practitioners, mental health and criminal justice professionals, and anyone interested in the science behind the policies surrounding criminal punishment."--Publisher's website
LC subject Violent crimes -- United States
Violent offenders -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Crime prevention -- United States
Crime -- Sociological aspects
Add Author Dvoskin, Joel A. (Joel Alan)
ISBN 9780195384642 (hbk.)
0195384644 (hbk.)