Shop the Archives and get your next eBook for just 14.99! Stock up today >>

Correctional Counseling and Treatment

Authors: Kratcoski, Peter C.

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the aims and scope of correctional counseling and treatment
  • Combines detailed descriptions with practical applications
  • Includes behavior modification treatments, cognitive therapies, and other tools that corrections workers use
  • Covers institutional and community corrections
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54349-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54348-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this Textbook

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the methods used in the Criminal Justice system in the United States to counsel and treat offenders. It is aimed at advanced undergraduate and early graduate-level students for courses in Correctional Treatment or Rehabilitation, or Community Corrections more broadly.

The sections in the book provide:

- Aims and Scope of Correctional Counseling and Treatment
-Tools that Corrections Workers Use (including counseling and case management)
- Behavioral Modification Treatments: Examples and Applications
- Cognitive Therapies: Examples and Applications

Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the big picture: the interaction of the correctional component of the justice system with other components, particularly courts (including special courts like family courts, drug courts, veterans courts and other programs).

Chapters in this book address the diverse population of correctional facilities, including juvenile offenders; those with mental illness, addiction and substance abuse problems, physical and mental disabilities; and homeless populations. The author also provides analysis of how legislation influences the corrections process.

This work is also enhanced by providing comparative analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems: their goals, objectives, and how these can affect counseling and treatment available within these two systems.

This pedagogical features of this engaging text include: excerpted interviews with correctional practitioners about the problems and challenges they encounter, discussion questions, classification instruments and real-world examples of specific treatments programs, and case studies that give students the chance to select the appropriate interviewing, counseling or treatment approach to deal with the problem/ issues of the case.

This work provides students with an overview of the methods used for Correctional Treatment and Counseling, and the tools to begin to think critically about how and when to apply these methods. 

About the authors

Peter C. Kratcoski  earned a PhD in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park,  Pennsylvania, a MA in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and a BA in sociology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  He was selected for several post-doctoral grants by the National Science Foundation. He taught at the College of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota and at the Pennsylvania State University before assuming the position of assistant professor of sociology at Kent State University in 1969. He retired as professor of criminal justice studies and chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice Studies at Kent State in 1997, where he is currently a professor emeritus and adjunct professor. He has published many books, chapters in books, and journal articles in the areas of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, international policing, crime prevention, corrections and victimology.  His most recent writing and research has centered on juvenile justice, collaborative policing, correctional counseling, financial crimes, corruption and fraud and victimization of the elderly.

Reviews

“This book discusses treatment modalities that are used in correctional settings both community and institutional. … This book is well written by experts in the field, and addresses both children and adults. It explores the major treatment modalities in corrections today. Students will benefit greatly from this book.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, September, 2017) 


Video

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Scope and Purposes of Correctional Treatment

    Kratcoski, Peter C.

    Pages 3-16

  • Applying Restorative Justice Models in the Correctional Process

    Kratcoski, Peter C.

    Pages 17-29

  • The Criminal Justice System in Transition: Assisting Victims of Crime

    Kratcoski, Peter C.

    Pages 31-50

  • Continuity and Change in the Roles of Correctional Personnel

    Kratcoski, Peter C.

    Pages 53-72

  • Treatment of Juvenile Offenders: Diversion and Formal Processing

    Kratcoski, Peter C.

    Pages 73-91

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54349-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54348-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Correctional Counseling and Treatment
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54349-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54349-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54348-2
Edition Number
6
Number of Pages
XXIII, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
Topics