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Game over! : strategies for redirecting inmate deception / Bill Elliott and Vicki Verdeyen.

Location

Public Safety Canada Library

Resource

Books & Reports

Alternate Title

Inmate deception

Call Number

HV 9276 E55 2002

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Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193) and index.

Description

vii, 209 p. ; 23 cm.

Summary

The authors describe the basics of offender con games as well as effective 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.

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Contents

1. Introduction to con games. – 2. The psychology of inmate deception. – 3. Inmate manipulation based on a sense of entitlement: “I may be locked up, but I still deserve first class treatment”. – 4. Inmate manipulation based on the power orientation: “I may be locked up, but I’m still in charge”. – 5. The woman offender and gender-based games. – 6. Games women offenders play based on blaming or mollification: “I may be locked up for victimizing others, but I’m still the victim here”. – 7. Games women offenders play to look good or sentimentality: “I may be locked up, but I am a good mother to my kids”. – 8. Staff moves in managing inmate deception and manipulation. – 9. Ten Commandments for prison staff. – 10. Putting it all together.

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