The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation
American Correctional Association
, Jan 1, 2001
- Social Science
- 128 pages
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.