Research in Brain Science that Indicates the Efficacy of Evidenced Based Mindfulness Training as the Basis of a Future Model for Treatment in Corrections

14 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017

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David Parrish

Engaged Mindfulness Institute

Fleet Maull

Engaged Mindfulness Institute

Date Written: January 23, 2017

Abstract

As a criminal justice intervention mindfulness practice and mindfulness-based interventions (MRI’s) like mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) offer great promise for changing anti-social and criminal attitudes and behaviors in at risk or incarcerated youth and adults. Research in the area of brain science opens up a new realm of possibility for correcting human behavior and reshaping existing models of corrections. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of this research and the overall potential it represents for a new direction in corrections that empowers practitioners to produce a radical difference in recidivism.

Keywords: prison, antisocial personality, justice system, offender treatment, prison reform, psychology of criminal behavior

Suggested Citation

Parrish, David and Maull, Fleet, Research in Brain Science that Indicates the Efficacy of Evidenced Based Mindfulness Training as the Basis of a Future Model for Treatment in Corrections (January 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2904743 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2904743

David Parrish (Contact Author)

Engaged Mindfulness Institute ( email )

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SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA
United States

Fleet Maull

Engaged Mindfulness Institute ( email )

PO BOX 206
SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA
United States

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