Psychology in Probation Services

Psychology in Probation Services

Editor(s): David Crighton, Graham Towl

Print ISBN: 9781405124690

Online ISBN: 9780470773956

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773956


"A comprehensive introduction, from an operational standpoint, of the role of psychology and psychologists in the Probation Service as it is and might develop, for both students and practitioners. Everything from basic risk assessment to MAPPA and work with life sentence prisoners is covered." Rod Morgan, Chairman, Youth Justice Board, formerly HM Chief Inspector of Probation

"This is a timely, elegant and wide-ranging collection of essays. It will prove of value and interest not only to professional psychologists and those working in probation but to all those seeking to identify 'what works' in the criminal justice system." Stephen Shaw, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales

"A very practical and informative book that clearly illustrates the contribution and potential contribution that applied psychology can make to the care of offenders and victims in the community, as well as to those working with these individuals within the probation services. It is clearly written and will make a useful contribution to the knowledge base around the issues discussed and will inform both clinicians working in the field and allied services, plus academics and students studying in a variety of related disciplines." Sharon Riordan, Lecturer in Forensic Mental Health Care, University of Birmingham