The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation
Many officers and staff believe they are too smart to be tricked by an offender. Realizing this possibility exists is the first step in avoiding manipulation. This book provides the corrections professional with a better understanding of offenders and their characteristics, behavior and culture. It shows how staff and volunteers can maintain authority and control by resisting manipulation. Cornelius divides his discussion into six chapters. He also includes true examples to improve the learning curve. The concepts in this book apply to anyone in the field, and show how manipulation can occur in prisons, jails or community supervision. Appendices are included to help with training.
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Review: The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender ManipulationUser Review - Kristine - Goodreads
Since I've only worked in corrections for 1 month as of today, this book has helped me learn that I always need to be on guard for "the game" inmates easily play. Especially as a new therapist on a ... Read full review
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Why I plan to Read: I did a quick read as part of reading curriculum for my Correctional School Ministry class want to reread at a more full comprehensive pace Read full review