Game Over! : Strategies for Redirecting Inmate Deception

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-01-01
  • Publisher: Amer Correctional Assn
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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 Entitlement; Inmate Manipulation Based on the Power Orientation; The Woman Offender: Gender Based Games; Games Women Offenders Play Based on Blaming or Mollification; Staff Moves in Managing Inmate Deception and Manipulation; Maintaining Player Readiness: Ten Commandments for Prison Staff; and Putting It All Together.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
James A. Gondles, Jr.
PART I: Learning the Game 1(28)
Introduction to Con Games
The Psychology of Inmate Deception
PART II: The Con Maneuvers 29(68)
Inmate Manipulation Based on a Sense of Entitlement
``I May Be Locked Up, But I Still Deserve First Class Treatment''
Inmate Manipulation Based on The Power Orientation
``I May Be Locked Up, But I'm Still In Charge''
PART III: The ``Gender'' Strategies 97(24)
The Woman Offender and Gender-based Games
Games Women Offenders Play Based on Blaming or Mollification
``I May Be Locked Up for Victimizing Others, But I Am Still the Real Victim Here''
Games Women Offenders Play To Look Good or Sentimentality
``I May Be Locked Up, But I am a Good Mother to My Kids''
PART IV: It's Your Move: Staff Counter Plays 121(64)
Staff Moves in Managing Inmate Deception and Manipulation
Ten Commandments for Prison Staff
Putting It All Together
References 185(10)
Index 195(12)
About the Authors 207

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