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'''Prison psychologists''' are [[psychologists]] who work in [[prisons]] and may be categorized as [[forensic psychologists]]
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'''Prison psychologists''' or '''correctional psychologist''' are [[psychologists]] who work in [[prisons]] and other [[correctional institutions]] may be categorized as [[forensic psychologists]].
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According to researcher [[Michael Decaire]], "The correctional psychologist's primary mission is to assist in offender rehabilitation and reintegration."<ref>http://www.uplink.com.au/lawlibrary/Documents/Docs/Doc93.html</ref>
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The correctional psychologist’s primary mission is to assist in [[offender rehabilitation]] and reintegration. Additionally, the psychologist enhances staff and inmate safety by promoting a healthy institutional environment.<ref>Hawk, K. M. (1997). Personal reflections on a career in correctional psychology. [[Professional Psychology: Research and Practice]], 28(4), 335-337</ref>
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The prison psychologist clearly has varied responsibilities:
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*Their primary focus is their application of direct psychological services with inmates,
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*[[psychological evaluation|evaluation]] of the prison population,
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*inmate management,
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*release evaluation and recommendations.
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==See Also==
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*[[Criminal Psychology]],
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*[[Forensic Psychology]]
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==References==
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[[Category:Branches of psychology]]
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[[Category:Penology]]
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Prison psychologists or correctional psychologist are psychologists who work in prisons and other correctional institutions may be categorized as forensic psychologists.

According to researcher Michael Decaire, "The correctional psychologist's primary mission is to assist in offender rehabilitation and reintegration."[1] The correctional psychologist’s primary mission is to assist in offender rehabilitation and reintegration. Additionally, the psychologist enhances staff and inmate safety by promoting a healthy institutional environment.[2]

The prison psychologist clearly has varied responsibilities:

  • Their primary focus is their application of direct psychological services with inmates,
  • evaluation of the prison population,
  • inmate management,
  • release evaluation and recommendations.

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See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.uplink.com.au/lawlibrary/Documents/Docs/Doc93.html
  2. Hawk, K. M. (1997). Personal reflections on a career in correctional psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28(4), 335-337

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