Chapter 11. Work with Life Sentence Offenders

  1. David Crighton and
  2. Graham Towl
  1. Debbie McQueirns

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773956.ch11

Psychology in Probation Services

Psychology in Probation Services

How to Cite

McQueirns, D. (2005) Work with Life Sentence Offenders, in Psychology in Probation Services (eds D. Crighton and G. Towl), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773956.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124690

Online ISBN: 9780470773956

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Keywords:

  • life sentence offenders (LSOS);
  • probation service;
  • united kingdom;
  • criminal justice;
  • life imprisonment

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of the Lifer System: Types of Life Sentence

  • Length of Sentence and Tariff

  • The Lifer Population

  • Management of Life Sentence Offenders

  • Stages of the Life Sentence and the Revised Life Sentence Plan

  • Role of the National Probation Service with Lifers

  • The Role of Applied Psychologists

  • The Needs of the Probation Service with Respect to the Management of Lifers

  • The Role of Applied Psychologists

  • Helping to Meet the Needs of the Probation Service

  • Support Role to Staff

  • Research and Development Role

  • Conclusions