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Humane Prisons

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ISBN 9781857757200
Published September 20, 2006 by CRC Press
207 Pages

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Book Description

Based on the popular courses run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford, and written by leading figures working in the field of evidence-based medicine, this workbook provides papers appropriate for the study of child health.

Table of Contents

Is there a future for humane imprisonment? First impressions. Life inside. Psychopathological considerations of prison systems. How to create madness in prison. Resolving prisoners conflicts before they escalate into violence. Can there be ‘best practices’ in supermax? The UK prison service close supervision centres. Creating the elements of a humane prison system. Women’s imprisonment: how getting better is getting worse. Governing a humane prison. Clinical supervision for staff in a therapeutic community prison. Psychotherapy in prisons — a supervisor’s view. Peer-review and accreditation. Independent inspection of prisons. Humane prisons — are they worth it?

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