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release date: Jul 12, 2015
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Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this ninth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage. Among the themes in this work are the relativity of crime (its changing definition) with abundant examples, historical roots of criminology and the lessons they have provided, and the strength and challenges of applying the scientific method. This revision offers enhanced coverage of biosocial theories of crime, more global examples, and a new chapter on youth violence, improving on the most comprehensive and balanced theory text available for undergraduates.

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release date: Feb 15, 2007
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In Our Clients' Shoes: Theory and Techniques of Therapeutic Assessment (Counseling and Psychotherapy)

In Our Clients’ Shoes conveniently assembles a number of important papers on the Therapeutic Assessment approach in one resource, explicating its history, theory, techniques, as well as its impact on clients and assessors. Author Stephen E. Finn incorporates pieces presented at various conferences over the past 13 years, in addition to previously unpublished work, with the intent to allow psychologists greater insight into their clients’ perspectives.

Arranged in three sections, the first set of papers describes the history and development of Therapeutic Assessment, including personal experiences of the author, which ultimately led him to focus on psychological assessment as a potential therapeutic intervention. The second section follows with a variety of essays to illustrate particular techniques of collaborative and Therapeutic Assessment. In this section, readers gain an understanding of how to integrate test findings, engage clients in discussing their experiences of a test, conduct assessment intervention sessions, and teach Therapeutic Assessment to graduate students. Finn concludes by drawing a link between Therapeutic Assessment and two major schools of psychotherapy: intersubjectivity theory and control-mastery theory. He also discusses how assessors grow and change as a result of practicing psychological assessment, and addresses practical matters such as when to apply the approach, how to bill for Therapeutic Assessment sessions, how to market Therapeutic Assessment, and where to find professional support for this kind of work.

In Our Clients’ Shoes is appropriate for all clinicians who wish to further impact the lives of their clients and enhance their own wisdom, compassion, and personal and professional development.

release date: Feb 07, 2012
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Collaborative / Therapeutic Assessment: A Casebook and Guide
A guide to conducting Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment topromote client growth

Mental health professionals are increasingly enthusiastic aboutand ready to use psychological test data, research, and theory inlife-relevant ways to improve diagnosis, client care, and treatmentoutcomes. With Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment (C/TA), clientsparticipate actively with the assessor in exploring how their testscores and patterns reflect who they are in their daily lives andhow they can learn to help themselves cope with life'schallenges.

Using a case study approach to demonstrate how to apply C/TA inpractice, Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment providespractitioners with a variety of flexible and adaptable caseexamples featuring adults, children, adolescents, couples, andfamilies from different backgrounds in need of treatment forassorted concerns.

Designed for both experienced and novice clinicians, the bookbegins with a brief history of C/TA, and provides clear definitionsof the distinctions among many common approaches. It uniquelypresents:

  • Eighteen diverse C/TA assessments covering: depression, multiplesuicide attempts, severe abuse, dissociation, an adolescentpsychiatric ward, custody evaluation, a couple in crisis, andcollaborative neuropsychology

  • Guidance on how both client and clinician can agree on the bestcourse of action through joint exploration of assessmentprocedures, results, and implications

  • Closely related approaches to psychological testing, includingIndividualized Assessment, Collaborative Assessment, TherapeuticModel of Assessment, Collaborative/Therapeutic NeuropsychologicalAssessment, and Rorschach-based psychotherapy

  • Clearly labeled Teaching Points in each chapter

Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment providespsychologists in all areas of assessment, and at all levels ofexperience, with powerful C/TA examples that can dramaticallyilluminate and improve clients' lives.

release date: May 10, 2012
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The Philosophy Skills Book: Exercises in Philosophical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

The Philosophy Skills Book will help you to master the core skills you need to succeed in your study of Philosophy.

Taking you through a series of exercises that will help you practise and perfect your reading and writing of Philosophy, this book covers such topics as:
Finding arguments and drawing conclusions
Finding and resolving inconsistencies
Brainstorming and planning your essays
Summarizing and defending your argument
Using quotations
Avoiding common errorsWhether you want to get your studies off to a flying start or improve your final grade, The Philosophy Skills Book will help you develop the skills you need to be a better Philosopher.

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release date: Jan 12, 2012
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Writing to Clients and Referring Professionals about Psychological Assessment Results: A Handbook of Style and Grammar
This book is the first on the craft of effective writing structured expressly for the psychologist-assessor. Author J. B. Allyn, a professional writer who specializes in psychology, combines reference book with tutorial. She blends information on the qualities that create a writer’s unique presence on the page with illustrations of correct English grammar. All of the questions, answers, and illustrations evolved from the concerns of psychologist-assessors, as did the examples, which are grounded in their writing and communication needs. The result creates a guide for report writing that can be used by either practicing professionals or graduate psychology students.
The book divides into three sections: The first and third sections discuss various aspects of effective communication, while the second is a handbook of common grammar problems. Helpful elements guide the reader through the text, including frequent bullet lists, tables and graphs, and grammar and style examples that are framed around assessment reports. It is also written in a conversational tone, which creates the same style it proposes for effectively written reports, and is a key tool for clear and appropriate communication. Readers will refer back to this book, both for quick tips on style and grammar, which are appropriate for any mental health practitioner, and for more detailed advice on writing and communication in assessment reports.
release date: Apr 07, 2010
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Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, 7th Edition
Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Seventh Edition, provides an introduction to crime and its underlying theories. It also seeks to present evidence and stimulate critical thought on a range of criminological perspectives.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the foundations for the study of criminology, exploring crime, its context, and its causes. It highlights three important issues: the relativity of crime, the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology, and the influence of ideology on explanations of crime and on crime policy. Part II deals with criminological theory, covering deterrence and rational choice theories, biogenic and psychogenic theories, social structure theories, social process theories, social reaction theories, and developments in criminological theory. Part III explains the different forms of criminal activity, focusing on three types of crime: violent, economic, and victimless. Violent and economic crimes include "street crimes,” such as robbery, burglary, and rape, and widespread and harmful "white collar” crime. Offenses that can be classified as "victimless” are those where the parties engage in the criminal behavior voluntarily, such as prostitution and drug use.
  • Comprehensive introductory text, emphasizing the ideology of crime.
  • Boxes throughout each chapter highlight the text with figures, features and highlights.
  • Each chapter concludes with key terms and concepts, key criminologists, key cases.
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release date: Sep 07, 2012
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Criminology, Eighth Edition: Explaining Crime and Its Context

This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming, and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving, and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and causes of crime.

The organization of the text reflects the fact that the etiology of crime must be at the heart of criminology. It examines contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of human behavior often neglected by criminologists.

Extensive discussion of evolving laws is included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book.

  • Comprehensive introductory textbook that looks at competing answers to the question, "Why do people commit crimes?"
  • Student-friendly figures, features, highlights, and full-color photos.
  • Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and lists of key terms and concepts, key criminologists, and important legal cases.
  • The eighth edition includes updates throughout and expanded coverage of biosocial theories of crime and life-course criminology.
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release date: May 22, 1996
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Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention
This manual provides a step-by-step procedure, tested in controlled research and illustrated with case examples, for using the MMPI-2 as a therapeutic intervention. Finn covers all stages of the MMPI-2 assessment, from the initial interview, through the scoring and interpretation of the test, and culminating in the feedback session. The goal of this approach is to gather accurate information about clients with the MMPI-2 and then to use this information to help clients understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.Finn's appraoch advocates the dynamic involvement of client and assessor both before and after testing. This appraoch to assessment is very timely given the demands that managed care is making for demonstration of treatment efficacy.Stephen Finn is Director of the Center for Therapeutic Assessment in Austin, Texas.
release date: Jun 01, 1993
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The Book of Goodnight Stories
A collection of stories imaginatively arranged to provide "good night" reading for every night of the year. Old favorites from the Brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen, plus many less familiar stories.
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release date: Jun 22, 2021
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In Our Clients' Shoes: Theory and Techniques of Therapeutic Assessment (Counseling and Psychotherapy) by Stephen E. Finn (2007-02-15)
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