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THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES IN PRISONS: A Research Perspective
A must for all those working in and developing therapeutic communities in prisons! Dr. Harry Wexler walks through the past and current research developments on the efficacy of Therapeutic Communities in prisons. A timeline from the 1950s to present details how the model developed in prisons, and what research efforts supported that development. Wexler discusses a breadth of topics including: the evidence that prison treatment alone is insufficient for long-term change, and the importance of aftercare; the benefits and potential problems of manual-based treatment; the need for incentives; the importance of bridging TC members and facilitators with their outside communities; and the promising new research of TCs in maximum-security prisons and the potential of reducing violence among their prisoners.
Also includes several bonus features:
*Education and Employment
*The Prison Journal: A Special Issue
*Essential Elements of TC
*Aftercare: Further Research Questions