Edexcel A2 Psychology - Criminal Psychology: Anger Management

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Anger Management:

· Anger management is another treatment aimed to prevent crime. It can be used in prisons, and participants may take part voluntarily or as part of their sentence. The aim is to identify triggers which may cause aggressive outbursts. By preventing aggression, the likelihood of crimes being committed is lessened.

· The treatment usually takes place in group settings and occurs about twice a week. A trained practitioner runs the group, and usually acts as a facilitator. The offenders usually begin by talking about their day, describing their feelings or discussing their progress. Conversations usually turn to what factors make them feel angry and thus trigger aggressive outbursts. Once this trigger has been identified, strategies can be taught which lessen the anger which a person experiences. Typically, the trigger is turned around so it’s viewed in a positive light. After the offender is seen as making progress, the length of time between sessions is gradually increased,

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Jennifer

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Jennifer

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