Grendon: A Study of a Therapeutic Prison

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byElaine Genders, Elaine Player

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Grendon Prison opened in 1962, originally intended to investigate and treat prisoners whose crimes had recognisable psychiatric causes. Thirty years later, its radical ideas of the rehabilitation of prisoners through psychological or psychotherapeutic treatment have been embraced by the WoolfReport, which clearly committed the Prison Service to a rehabilitation ambition. Based upon interviews with prisoners and prison staff, this new study of a 'model' prison will be of interest to criminologists, penologists and prison staff everywhere.

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Grendon Prison opened in 1962, originally intended to investigate and treat prisoners whose crimes had recognisable psychiatric causes. Thirty years later, its radical ideas of the rehabilitation of prisoners through psychological or psychotherapeutic treatment have been embraced by the WoolfReport, which clearly committed the Prison S...

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This book offers a detailed study of the therapeutic regime at Grendon Underwood Prison. Opened in 1962 as an experiment in the psychological treatment of prisoners, it has survived several changes in policy and direction within the prison system and it accommodates some of the most serious offenders and difficult prisoners in the coun...

Elaine Player is at King's College London.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198256779

ISBN - 13:9780198256779

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`'this well-researched and carefully argued study lucidly describes its unique ethos and its methods of control and therapy.''LCCJ Newsletter