• Howard Wishnie


Frequently ignored in drug programs and prison reform groups is the addict’s or prisoner’s lack of apparent concern toward his violent or impulsive behavior. Among treatment personnel, there seem to be two extreme views. One, currently not in vogue, is that these individuals are unchangeable, dangerous persons who should be locked away from society forever. The other view disregards the real potential for violence and gives these individuals complete, uncritical, and unquestioning acceptance, without which they allegedly cannot be changed.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Wishnie
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolCambridge HospitalUSA

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