Taking Charge: Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice

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Chapter 6
SPECIFIC GROUPS

In the preceding chapters, crisis theory and victimology were presented in order to establish a certain conceptual framework that can be used as a focal point for discussion. We now turn to the more practical matters of crisis intervention and particular population groups that frequently come to the attention of the criminal justice crisis intervener. These may easily be neglected by interveners for various reasons. They may include the bereaved, the suicidal person, the alcoholic/drug abuser, the elderly, the mentally retarded, and the emotionally ill, and a population that have neither been treated properly nor adequately acknowledged as deserving treatment, victims of violence.


DEATH AS A CRISIS EVENT

Grief is as real as our very existence; an inevitable part of life. Virtually everyone must deal with grief at some time in his or her lifetime. This grief may follow the death of grandparents, parents, siblings, children, friends, or even pets. Some people also appear to experience grief following events in which someone has not died. These include knowledge of one's own impending death, separations, divorce, abortions, aging in loved ones, loss of children's dependence, leaving a familiar neighborhood, or giving up a life's dream. Most people are able to normally experience the grief process, but others suffer the common reaction of depression.

Death, no matter how or when it occurs, is a crisis event for those who

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Criminology and Penology ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Chapter 1 an Integrated Approach to Crisis Intervention 1
  • SUMMARY 9
  • Chapter 2 Defining and Identifying Crisis 11
  • SUMMARY 27
  • Chapter 3 Communication in Crisis Situations 29
  • Chapter 4 Crisis Intervention: Theory and Practice 49
  • Chapter 5 Crisis Intervention with Victims 61
  • SUMMARY 74
  • Chapter 6 Specific Groups 77
  • Chapter 7 Victims of Violence 113
  • Chapter 8 Crisis Intervener Crises 157
  • Conclusion 167
  • Bibliography 169
  • Index 179
  • About the Author 184
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