Written by scholars who have practical experience in corrections, the readable essays in this one-of-a-kind collection draw on real-world experiences to illustrate theoretical and methodological concepts and demonstrate approaches to corrections practice. Spanning the three general types of correctional environments—incarceration, community corrections, and juvenile corrections—the essays discuss working in prisons or prison systems, juvenile residential and community corrections, and probation and parole.

Patient Evaluations R Us: The Dynamics of Power Relations in a Forensic Psychiatric Facility from the Bottom up1

Patient Evaluations R Us: The Dynamics of Power Relations in a Forensic Psychiatric Facility from the Bottom up1

Patient evaluations R us: The dynamics of power relations in a forensic psychiatric facility from the bottom up
Jeffrey IanRoss

Editor's Introduction: Professor Ross was a psychiatric assistant in a correctional facility hospital that provided mental health evaluation and care for individuals charged with crimes, sentenced to jail or prison, or about to be released from correctional facilities. He identifies and discusses the power dynamics within the forensic unit from a frontline staff perspective and provides a frank retrospective narrative and analysis of contradictions between the mission of the organization and its actual operation, including a failure to truly implement a Total Quality Management (TQM) style. Ross identifies ...

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