New Trends in Psychology, Vol 1, No 1 (2019)

The Role of Psychologist in the Penitentiary Environment to Provide the Recovery Conditions and Social Integration of the Prisoners

Ecaterina Popa

Abstract


Freedom is a right that today’s man is born with or acquires at birth, a right that some ofour fellow citizens end up losing, at least temporarily, because of their behaviour or committed acts.Loss of freedom involves a constraint on the enjoyment of certain citizenship rights, and thisconstraint has a strong impact on the individual in detention, so the role of the psychologist is veryimportant in the detention environment. The psychologist’s objective is to provide the detainee withpsychological comfort to get him to accommodate, to accept his new condition and more than that togo through a process of awareness of his deeds that will later help him to revise his behaviour, tochange his vision of life, all for the purpose of his social reintegration.

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