Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves

University of Minho

Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves is an associate professor with tenure at the School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Forensic and Legal Psychology in 1997. He has consistently researched and published on the topics of violent and dangerous offenders, namely, psychopaths, sexual abusers, spouse abusers, and the correctional system. He also works as a forensic psychologist expert at the Counselling Unit of Forensic Psychology, University of Minho, where he evaluates and intervenes on juvenile and adult offenders. He has been the general director of the Portuguese Prison and Probation Services since 2022.

Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves

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This book provides international perspectives on corrections, correctional treatment, and penitentiary laws. Although its focus is on African and South American countries, the information provided can be easily expanded to North America and Europe. The chapters present legal frameworks and applied research on prisons and their potential to deter crime and reduce recidivism rates. The book puts the human rights agenda at the forefront and is a useful resource for those who work in corrections, including prison, education, and probation officers.

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