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Transcendental Meditation® in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention

By Kenneth G Walton, David Orme-Johnson, Rachel S Goodman

Routledge – 2003 – 432 pages

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Description

In contrast to the generally dismal results of various approaches to rehabilitation, these consciousness-based strategies have proven effective in preventing crime and rehabilitating offenders!

This book will introduce you to a powerful, unique approach to offender rehabilitation and crime prevention. In contrast to the generally dismal results of most rehabilitation approaches, studies covering periods of 1-15 years indicate that this new approach—employing the Maharishi Transcendental Meditation® and TM-Sidhi programs—reduces recidivism from 35-50%.

Transcendental Meditation® in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention provides the reader with a theoretical overview, new original research findings, and examples of practical implementation. With this book, you will explore what motivates people to commit crimes, with emphasis on stress and restricted self-development. Then you'll examine the results and policy implications of applying these consciousness-based techniques to offender rehabilitation and crime reduction. Most chapters include tables or figures that make the information easy to understand.

Transcendental Meditation® in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention does not merely review the theory behind this innovative approach to rehabilitation and prevention but also emphasizes the practical value of the programs it describes and reports how techniques and strategies based on Transcendental Meditation® have been put to use in a variety of settings.

This book will familiarize the reader with:

  • a rehabilitation approach so universal in its applicability that any adult or juvenile offender can begin it at the point of sentencing, during incarceration, or at the point of parole
  • the in-depth background on adult growth and higher states of consciousness necessary to understand this consciousness-based, developmental approach
  • the results of empirical studies conducted in prisons around the country, with up to 15 years of follow-up
  • a preview of how cost-effective the rehabilitation program might be
  • implications for public policy and the judicial system—including an innovative alternative sentencing program
  • how this approach deals not only with individuals but also with the community as a whole—when practiced by a small percentage of the population, the TM and TM-Sidhi programs may reduce crime in the larger community
  • how these society-level prevention programs may prove to be effecitive in reducing not only school violence in the community but, if applied on sufficient scale, war deaths and terrorism in the greater society

Contents

  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • In Memoriam: Charles N. Alexander, PhD, 1950-1998
  • INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  • The Transcendental Meditation Program: A Consciousness-Based Developmental Technology for Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention
  • HIGHLIGHT: A COMMUNITY-BASED SENTENCING PROGRAM FOR PROBATIONERS
  • The Enlightened Sentencing Project: A Judicial Innovation
  • SECTION I: THEORY AND REVIEW
  • Effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Criminal Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Recovery: A Review of the Research
  • Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Neuroendocrine Abnormalities Associated with Aggression and Crime
  • SECTION II: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ON REHABILITATION
  • First Prison Study Using the Transcendental Meditation Program: La Tuna Federal Penitentiary, 1971
  • Walpole Study of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Maximum Security Prisoners I: Cross-Sectional Differences in Development and Psychopathology
  • Walpole Study of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Maximum Security Prisoners II: Longitudinal Study of Development and Psychopathology
  • Walpole Study of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Maximum Security Prisoners III: Reduced Recidivism
  • Effects of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Recidivism Among Former Inmates of Folsom Prison: Survival Analysis of 15-Year Follow-Up Data
  • Consciousness-Based Rehabilitation of Inmates in the Netherlands Antilles: Psychosocial and Cognitive Changes
  • SECTION III: PREVENTING CRIME AND VIOLENCE
  • Attacking Crime at Its Source: Consciousness-Based Education in the Prevention of Violence and Antisocial Behavior
  • Preventing Crime Through the Maharishi Effect
  • Preventing Terrorism and International Conflict: Effects of Large Assemblies of Participants in the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programs
  • SECTION IV: TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION IN PRISONS AND PRISON SYSTEMS
  • The Transcendental Meditation Program in the Senegalese Penitentiary System
  • Cost Savings from Teaching the Transcendental Meditation Program in Prisons
  • REFERENCES
  • Index

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