Therapeutic Correctional Relationships: Theory, research and by Sarah Lewis

By Sarah Lewis

The courting among criminal and legal justice practitioner has shifted all through rehabilitative historical past, even if located inside of mental interventions, felony or probation. This courting has advanced and tailored through the years, yet interpersonal techniques stay important to criminal paintings. despite the fact that, little paintings has significantly concentrated upon the difficult job of constructing and maintaining optimistic relationships with offenders.

This e-book addresses this hole, offering an in-depth exploration of the strategies which underpin correctional relationships inside probation. via an leading edge method, it examines how practitioners can increase their perform via figuring out how relationships shape, deepen and finish successfully. For the 1st time, it attracts at the reviews of offenders and practitioners to discover the darker part to relationships, making a choice on how they could rupture and holiday down. From this exploration, it offers other ways within which relationships might be repaired and safeguarded inside of correctional perform. In essence, this booklet assists practitioners in changing into winning supporters of swap.

In an more and more aggressive and politicised weather, this publication outlines how political and organisational tensions can influence upon the stream of relationships around the felony justice procedure. Uniquely, this booklet examines how those tensions will be triumph over to supply transformative alterations. Lewis means that healing correctional relationships can thrive inside a couple of correctional settings and provides the core ideas of relational practice and dynamic version of healing correctional relationships to help in attaining caliber and sustainable perform. This e-book will attract criminological and mental students in addition to scholars learning probation and legal perform, criminal rehabilitation and desistance.

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The third stage of action research corresponds to the development of a strategy to study. Having explored some issues relating to the understanding of therapeutic correctional relationships in previous cycles, it led me to focus upon the micro processes that underpin relationships. Reason and Bradbury’s (2008) fourth stage of action research involves the gathering and analysis of data, which will feature in the following chapters. Through a participatory approach, a strategy for analysis was constructed collaboratively and significantly helped the evaluative process, aiding better understanding.

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