Therapeutic Correctional Relationships : Theory, research and practice
This book addresses this gap, providing an in-depth exploration of the processes which underpin correctional relationships within probation. Through an innovative methodology, it examines how practitioners can enhance their practice by understanding how relationships form, deepen and end effectively. For the first time, it draws on the experiences of offenders and practitioners to uncover the darker side to relationships, identifying how they can rupture and break down. From this exploration, it presents alternative ways in which relationships can be repaired and safeguarded within correctional practice. In essence, this book assists practitioners in becoming successful supporters of change.
In an increasingly competitive and politicised climate, this book outlines how political and organisational tensions can impact upon the flow of relationships across the criminal justice system. Uniquely, this book examines how these tensions can be overcome to produce transformative changes. Lewis suggests that therapeutic correctional relationships can thrive within a number of correctional settings and presents the core principles of relational practice and dynamic model of therapeutic correctional relationships to assist in achieving quality and sustainable practice. This book will appeal to criminological and psychological scholars as well as students studying probation and prison practice, offender rehabilitation and desistance.
- Hardback | 172 pages
- 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 408g
- 14 Dec 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 17 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 19 Illustrations, black and white
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-Rob Canton, Professor in Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University
"This book provides important and illuminating insights into the crucial process of facilitating positive change with individuals through therapeutic correctional relationships. The innovative nature of the research study, together with the breadth and depth of the analysis of the findings, makes this a significant and timely contribution to this area."
-Jill Annison, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice Studies, Plymouth University
"Therapeutic Correctional Relationships is a much needed corrective for rehabilitation research. Rather than mysterious talk about offender "treatment," conjuring doctors in white lab coats calibrating precise dosage of moral medicine, Sarah Lewis explores rehabilitation work for what it really is: human relationships. In doing so, we get a much more realistic and even more optimistic vision of what works and how it works in the complicated business of personal transformation. It is just what the doctor ordered!"
-Shadd Maruna, Dean, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
"Sarah Lewis has captured the essence of the `relational revolution' in corrections with a perfectly pitched blend of scholarly discourse and insightful analysis of both offender and practitioner perspectives. Her qualitative study of the features of the `good relationship' in a correctional context goes much further than others before her and she develops an engaging framework for understanding not just the rhythm and flow of that relationship but the processes that affect it. Importantly, she clarifies that if therapeutic change is to emerge, it will not just fall out of the relationship. It will occur because of the right mixture of skills, qualities and values of practitioners in keeping the relationship on track and repairing ruptures. If you are a correctional professional committed to helping offenders transform their lives, a probation or prison service manager, a volunteer, or even just an interested observer, you need to read this book."
-Frank J. Porporino, Ph.D., T3 Associates Inc. and International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, Ottawa, Canada
About Sarah Lewis