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Title Offender rehabilitation and therapeutic communities : enabling change the TC way.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series International series on desistance and rehabilitation ; 4
International series on desistance and rehabilitation.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject HM Prison Grendon.
HM Prison Grendon.
Therapeutic communities.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation.
Group psychoanalysis.
Prisoners -- Mental health services -- England.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Series editor's foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: offender rehabilitation and therapeutic communities; Outline of the book; 1 Therapeutic communities and prisons; A short history of therapeutic communities; 'A penal institution of a special kind': the prison-based TC; The development, and varied fortunes, of TC units; Evidence of effectiveness; 2 Conducting research in prisons: tightrope walks and emotion work; Research rationale, methods, and settings; Access, observation, and 'hanging out'
Interviews and conversationsThe fieldwork experience; 3 New beginnings: commencing change the TC way; Engaging in therapy: a typology of motivation; 'Voluntary' participation and the TC alternative; First impressions; Remaining in therapy: adaptation and ambivalence; 4 Care, trust, and support; Experiences of care: attachment to officers; Experiences of care: attachment amongst residents; Experiences of care: institutional factors; 5 Responsibility, accountability, and safety; Experiences of responsibility: consultation and contribution
Experiences of responsibility: accountability and challenge6 Vulnerability, unmasking, and 'de-othering'; Experiences of vulnerability: hypermasculinity deconstructed; Experiences of 'de-othering': sexual offenders at Grendon; Hypermasculinity revisited: the hierarchy of offending reconsidered; 7 Pursuing change the TC way and beyond; Desistance in process: proceed with caution; The prison-based TC: 'different', but underused and undervalued; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; Index
Summary Offender rehabilitation has become increasingly and almost exclusively associated with structured cognitive-behavioural programmes. For fifty years, however, a small number of English prisons have promoted an alternative method of rehabilitation: the democratic therapeutic community (TC). These prisons offer long-term prisoners convicted of serious offences the opportunity to undertake group psychotherapy within an overtly supportive and esteem-enhancing living environment. Drawing upon original research conducted with 'residents' (prisoners) and staff at three TC prisons,
Other Title Print version: 9781283844772