Civilizing the 'Barbarian': a critical analysis of behaviour modification programmes in forensic psychiatry settings.

  title={Civilizing the 'Barbarian': a critical analysis of behaviour modification programmes in forensic psychiatry settings.},
  author={Dave Holmes and Stuart J Murray},
  journal={Journal of nursing management},
  volume={19 3},
AIM Drawing on the works of Erving Goffman and Michel Foucault, this article presents part of the results of a qualitative study conducted in a forensic psychiatry setting. BACKGROUND For many years, behaviour modification programmes (BMPs) have been subjected to scrutiny and harsh criticism on the part of researchers, clinicians and professional organizations. Nevertheless, BMPs continue to be in vogue in some 'total' institutions, such as psychiatric hospitals and prisons. METHOD… CONTINUE READING

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