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NCJ Number: 163966 Find in a Library
Title: Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice/Social Service, Second Edition
Editor(s): J E Hendricks; B Byers
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 429
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-06583-7
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for pre-service and in-service criminal justice and social service crisis interveners, this book provides theoretical, analytical, and practical knowledge for those who first respond to crisis in a professional capacity.
Abstract: Face-to-face interaction with the client/victim is part of the comprehensive approach advocated by this book, which requires interveners to assess the nature of a crisis and the condition of the victim in order to determine the appropriate course of action. Each chapter offers a theoretical overview of a particular facet of intervention, as well as models and methods for applying crisis theory to crisis situations faced by interveners. Although crisis situations are composed of similar elements, each crisis is unique within the personal domain due to individual diversity. Chapters are devoted to crisis intervention for each of the following crises: domestic violence/spouse abuse, child abuse and neglect, elder abuse and neglect, rape and sexual assault, the death of a loved one, and suicide. Seven of the nine chapters from the first edition are retained for this second edition and extensively revised. In addition, five new chapters are provided on various topics and issues important to the crisis intervener. New areas addressed include ethics in crisis intervention practice, addressing the crises of children with the use of bibliotherapy (reading selected books), and future directions for the field. Two substantive areas in the first edition are discussed in new chapters; they are suicide intervention and stress and burnout in crisis intervention practice. For individual chapters, see NCJ-163967-78. Chapter discussion questions, simulation exercises, and references, as well as author and subject indexes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Burnout syndrome; Child abuse; Crisis intervention; Death notification; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse; Police crisis intervention; Professional conduct and ethics; Sexual assault victims; Social service agencies; Suicide
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