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Changing Lives of Crime and Drugs

Interventions with Drug-involved Offenders. Wiley Series in Offender Rehabilitation

By (author) Glenn D. Walters
Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Published: 18th Feb 1998
Dimensions: w 153mm h 230mm d 19mm
Weight: 390g
ISBN-10: 047197658X
ISBN-13: 9780471976585
Barcode No: 9780471976585
Synopsis
This text aims to present a model of intervention for use by clinicians working with substance-abusing criminal offenders, and students interested in understanding the drug-crime relationship. The author outlines a programme of change divided into three phases. The first or foundational phase of intervention is designed to arrest the drug and criminal lifestyles. This is followed by a phase in which clients are instructed in basic social, coping and thinking skills. The third and final phase involves resocialization in which clients are encouraged to develop a lifestyle incompatible with their continued involvement with drugs and crime. Two case studies are presented in the final chapter in an effort to demonstrate how this model can be applied with real-life clients.

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