Lead: Professor Eddie Kane, director, Centre for Health and Justice

Clinical Lead: Dr Najat Khalifa, associate professor and consultant forensic psychiatrist

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Dates: January 2017 to December 2018

The MIN aims to:

  • Identify ways in which methods of developing new ways of thinking based on well evidenced philosophical approaches may be used to facilitate behavioural change in women in or ‘at risk’ of contact with the criminal justice system
  • Run a pilot study to assess the effectiveness of regular philosophy classes in improving motivation to change in women at risk of offending or re-offending

Design, deliver and evaluate a bespoke philosophy course to a small group of women currently serving custodial sentences at HMP Send,  in order to assist them in becoming more critically aware of their own (and others’) beliefs, values and goals, as well as engage with specialist services more effectively.