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Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice/Social Service, Fifth Edition

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James E. Hendricks, Ph.D., Cindy S. Hendricks, Ph.D.
Date Published
472 pages
Intended for pre-service and in-service criminal justice and social service crisis interveners, this anthology of original works provides theoretical, analytical, and practical knowledge for first responders, with each chapter presenting a theoretical overview of a particular facet of intervention, as well as models and method for applying crisis theory to crisis situations.
Although the focus of the book is the relationship between crisis intervention and the fields of criminal justice and social service, it is important to develop a theoretical foundation of crisis theory. Toward this effort, the first chapter begins by defining a crisis, followed by a discussion of the origins and foundations of crisis theory, the features of individual crisis situations, interpersonal communication skills that facilitate crisis interventions, crisis assessment, and the crisis intervention process. The chapter then addresses crisis intervention in criminal justice/social services, crisis intervention and cultural diversity, and the government's role in promoting crisis intervention. The book's second chapter analyzes ethics in crisis intervention practice, as it examines the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers and social workers in terms of their respective professional codes of ethics applicable to intervention strategies and the provision of a continuum of crime victim support services. A chapter is then devoted to the work of criminal justice/social workers in each of the following crises: intimate partner violence, the police response to domestic violence, children in crisis, elder mistreatment, suicide, rape and survivor intervention, the theory and practice of death notification, terrorism and crisis intervention, and mass casualty crisis response and communication. Name and subject indexes