This list assumes you already know criminal justice theories.
The order of the books in the list is totally arbitrary.
We also recommend reading most anything at:
2006 Rethinking Substance Abuse. William Miller & Kathleen Carroll
New York: Guillford (The latest and greatest on Substance Abuse and MI)
2006 Theories of Sexual Offending.
Tony Ward, Devon Polascheck & Anthony Beech.
England:John Wiley & Sons.
(Excellent synopsis of all current theories and how they apply to practice.)
2002 PDR Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Montvale:Thompson Healthcare (Released 9/19/02, a plain language reference for
clinicians and practictioners. Excellent Resource)
2002 Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference. L. Skidmore-Roth, R.N.
St. Louis:Mosby (A wonderful resource on prescription drugs).
2002 Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation (2nd ed.) D. Zulawski &
D. Wicklander. New York: CRC Press (a handbook full of useful
information on interviews).
2000 A Primer of Drug Action (8th Ed.) R. Julien, M.D.
New York:Freeman & Co. (a plain text examination of drugs, both
perscription and illicit, their effects and side-effects. Very readable)
1998 Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment: The Provider’s Guide
. K. Wanberg & H. Milkman. Thousand Oaks:Sage
(A must have volume for agencies working with substance abusing offenders).
1994 The Psychology of Criminal Conduct. D. Andrews & J. Bonta
Cincinnati:Anderson (A psychological approach to the
“What Works” literature).
1994 Changing For Good. J. Prochaska, J. Norcross, & C. Diclemente
New York:William Morrow & Company (Best explication of Stages of
1991 Motivational Interviewing. W. Miller & S. Rollnick
New York:Guilford. (The classic text on MI technology)
1996 Choosing Correctional Options That Work. Alan Harland (ed).
Thousand Oaks:Sage. (Nice overview of corrections)
1997 Correctional Counseling & Rehabilitation. P. Van Voorhis, M. Braswell,
D. Lester Cincinnati:Anderson. (Good “survey” book)
1998 Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment. K. Wanberg & H. Milkman
Thousand Oaks:Sage (Best explication of cognitive approach to S.A.).
1986 Criminal Interrogation and Confessions (3rd Ed.) F. Inbau, J. Reid, J. Buckley
Baltimore:Williams & Wilkins (A classic on interrogation techniques)
1977 Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison. Michel Foucault
New York:Vintage Books. (A must read for anyone in corrections).
1977 American Prisons:A History of Good Intentions. Blake McKelvey
Montclair:Patterson-Smith. (An excellent history of american corrections)
1994 McElhaney’s Trial Notebook (3rd Ed.) James McElhaney
Chicago:American Bar Association (A good read on how trials work.)
1977 The Transformation of American Law. Morton Horwitz
Cambridge:Harvard University Press (An excellent review of law).