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Game Over!: Strategies for Redirecting Inmate Deception
Anyone working in corrections has been trained to handle the basics of offender management. This training often fails to teach how to deal with offenders' mind games. The authors offer the basics of offender con games and ways to beat them at their own game. Chapters include: Winning the Game; The Psychology of Inmate Deception; Inmate Manipulation Based on a Sense of Enti ...more
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by American Counseling Association
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Game Over examines criminal attitudes, behaviors and beliefs through regularly observed cognitions and attempts to coerce and exploit others; it is based on the authors’ then-fifty-plus years of experience working with offenders in a mental health capacity. It incorporates thinkers versed in Transactional Analysis, sociology, reality therapy and criminology and expands upon them. They argue that effectively and appropriately modeling direct and honest communication provides inmates with prosocia ...more
An interesting look at different kinds of inmate deception and strategies for staff at prison facilities to avoid and/or redirect manipulation. I had to read this for my PSYC425 class, but it is by far not the worst school-related book, even this year.