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Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice/Social Service, Fourth Edition

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James E. Hendricks Ph.D., Bryan D. Byers Ph.D.
Date Published
409 pages
This book presents a collection of chapters on crisis intervention within the criminal justice and social services systems.
Each chapter reviews a particular facet of crisis intervention work, from domestic violence to suicide to delivering death notifications. In the first chapter, the origins and foundations of crisis theory are considered and the author describes the use of crisis intervention in criminal justice and social services settings. The second chapter analyzes ethics in crime victim crisis intervention practice, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers and social workers. The next two chapters focus on domestic violence--chapter 3 describes the crisis intervention process for survivors of domestic violence and chapter 4 reviews the police response to domestic violence from the 1950s to the 1990s. The goals of intervention by criminal justice and social service professionals responding to cases of child abuse and neglect are considered in chapter 5 while chapter 6 turns to an overview of children in crisis, focusing on child victims of crime, child development, and crisis intervention. The types and causes of elder abuse are reviewed in chapter 7, which also offers a discussion of the methods for detection and intervention, while chapter 8 provides an overview of the crime of rape with a focus on crisis intervention, criminal justice, and social services issues. Chapter 9 focuses on the risk factors, prevention, and interventions for suicide and chapter 10 provides an overview of crisis intervention responses in cases of mass traumatic events, focusing on lessons learned from the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Columbine School Shooting, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The final chapter discusses crisis intervention in the case of the death notification process. The balance of theory and practice contained in the book should aid the crisis intervener in shaping the crisis intervention process to the particular needs of the situation. Name and subject index


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