Criminal Justice Assessment and Classification of Prisoners, Probationers, and Parolees provides readers with evidence-based and cutting-edge discussions regarding therapeutic responses to crimes and criminality.
Unique in scope and topical areas, the text covers criminogenic risk factors, needs and responsivity, and various elements that inform criminal and delinquent thinking and behavior. The clinical process of rehabilitating offenders, deterrence of at-risk persons in engaging in criminal activity, and ways of assessing and classifying offenders using risk assessment tools are addressed.
The book features five thematic sections: foundations of community corrections, criminal behaviors, responding to offending behaviors, classification of offenses and offenders, and correcting and preventing criminal thinking and behavior. Readers examine criminological and sociological theories that inform criminal justice and social policies, the types and categories of criminal behaviors, philosophies related to corrections, classification of and differentiation between offenders, the process of preparing investigative reports, and more.
Embracing the medical model and demonstrating ways in which crimes can be assessed, classified, and cured or managed with proven interventions, Criminal Justice Assessment and Classification of Prisoners, Probationers, and Parolees is an exemplary resource for courses in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, and corrections.