Chapter 1. Introducing Forensic Democratic Therapeutic Communities

  1. Richard Shuker Chartered Forensic Psychologist Head of Psychology lead clinician2 and
  2. Elizabeth Sullivan psychology, PhD, doctoral Senior Research Officer Senior Research Fellow Senior Lecturer non-executive director3
  1. Alisa Stevens DPhil in Law lecturer

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661444.ch1

Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice

Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice

How to Cite

Stevens, A. (2010) Introducing Forensic Democratic Therapeutic Communities, in Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice (eds R. Shuker and E. Sullivan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661444.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    HMP Grendon, UK

  2. 3

    University of Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Kent, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470990551

Online ISBN: 9780470661444

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Keywords:

  • forensic democratic therapeutic communities (TC), - offender management in England prisons;
  • Grendon prison, medium secure establishment and largest TC prison;
  • democratic therapeutic communities - overcoming social and emotional problem, treatment programmes;
  • psychodynamic therapy - emphasizing personal development and maladaptive protective learning;
  • psychiatric origins - TC treatment origin and pioneers roles - engineering revolution in psychiatric and social relations;
  • living-learning culture of enquiry - identifying interdependent therapeutic community principles;
  • penal institution of special kind - satisfactory dealing methods of abnormal and unusual criminal types;
  • Grendon - wholly or semi-contained TC units, development within mainstream prisons;
  • HMP Gartree, Leicestershire - offering treatment for Gartree's life-sentenced population;
  • prison-based democratic TCs - evolution and emphasis on penal resources and legitimacy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychiatric Origins

  • A ‘Living-Learning’ ‘Culture of Enquiry’

  • ‘A Penal Institution of a Special Kind’

  • Grendon and Beyond: TC Units

  • Conclusion

  • References