Publication:

Perspectives of Enhanced Thinking Skills in Prisons in the United Kingdom: A Qualitative Case Study (2006)

Author(s): Clark J

    Abstract: This article discusses findings from one phase of a research study funded by the Learning and Skills Development Agency, which aims to improve the thinking and communication skills of prisoners in England and Wales. Perceptions and discussions about a qualitative case study of an offending behaviour intervention - Enhanced Thinking Skills - is presented, which includes perceptions of the ETS experience. Discussions include factors which affect the delivery of the programme, such as group climate and dynamics, personality differences, responses of inmates and accounts of motivation. These are set in the context of current criminal justice policy within England and Wales.

    Notes: Perceptions and discussions about a qualitative case study of an offending behaviour intervention - Enhanced Thinking Skills - is presented, which includes perceptions of the ETS experience. Discussions include factors which affect the delivery of the programme, such as group climate and dynamics, personality differences, responses of inmates and accounts of motivation.

      • Date: February 2006
      • Journal: British Journal of Forensic Practice
      • Volume: 8
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 12-23
      • Publisher: Pier Professional
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: prisons, Enhanced Thinking Skills (ETS), qualitative research, case study research,

      Staff

      Jill Clark
      Senior Research Associate and Business Development Director for the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching