Chapter 14. Emotional Influence and Empathy in Prison-Based 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. Karen Niven research associate,
  2. David Holman senior lecturer and
  3. Peter Totterdell research chair principal investigator

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661444.ch14

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

Niven, K., Holman, D. and Totterdell, P. (2010) Emotional Influence and Empathy in Prison-Based 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.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    HMP Grendon, UK

  2. 3

    University of Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, 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:

  • emotional influence and empathy in prison-based therapeutic communities;
  • emotional interactions, inevitable in TC environments;
  • emotions in prison TCs - prison environment nature and discussions between therapist and prisoners;
  • emotional interaction and influence between therapist and prisoners;
  • empathy and emotional influence - empathic concern and personal distress;
  • current research onHMP Grendon - individuals reporting higher empathy levels;
  • empathy and emotional influence strategies;
  • empathy learning in TC environment and implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Emotions in Prison TCs

  • Emotional Influence

  • Empathy and Emotional Influence

  • The Current Research

  • Empathy and the Use of Emotional Influence Strategies

  • Can Empathy be Learned?

  • Implications

  • References