skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 163689 Find in a Library
Title: Counselling in Criminal Justice
Author(s): B Williams
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 162
Sponsoring Agency: Open University Press
Bristol, PA 19007
Publication Number: ISBN 0-335-19240-8
Sale Source: Open University Press
1900 Frost Road
Suite 101
Bristol, PA 19007
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This volume describes the many settings in which counseling is used with offenders, victims, and criminal justice professionals under stress and uses case material to explore the dilemmas and opportunities for counselors in criminal justice.
Abstract: The discussion is intended for use by volunteers and professionals in the probation, prisons, religious institutions, and the voluntary sector, as well as for counselors who are interacting with the courts, and police, and the prison and probations services for the first time. The text focuses primarily on the use of counselors in Great Britain; it also discusses issues related to counseling in criminal justice settings in Canada and the United States. An overview of the development of counseling in the criminal justice system is followed by chapters examining the context of counseling in criminal justice, the practice of counseling in criminal justice, specific issues such as role conflicts and training needs, professional relationships, and problems involved in counseling in criminal justice. The discussion reviews the political pressures that have both limited and encouraged the growth of counseling in criminal justice settings. Index and approximately 250 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional counselor training; Counseling in correctional settings; Court referrals; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Psychiatric services; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons; Victim counseling
Note: Counselling in Context Series
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.