So, what's all this talk abou manipulation? - page 2

I'm still a little "wet behind the ears" so forgive me for asking a silly question. I have been reading threads here in this section, and I was wondering how the inmates tend to be so manipulating; that is said here a lot. What... Read More

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    I work in a all male corrections facility a prison for up to 1200 male inmates, I agree with the comments. These inmates have 24hrs a day to think of what they want to do for fun and how they can be accepted in prison with other inmates, its all about statis in prison. I know that with the female inmates manipulation takes on a whole new meaning, must be related to the ability to multi-task, where as with male inmates i find them easier to handle.

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    Quote from nursedudeforchrist
    I'm still a little "wet behind the ears" so forgive me for asking a silly question. I have been reading threads here in this section, and I was wondering how the inmates tend to be so manipulating; that is said here a lot. What do they do? And why do you think they tend to do this? I find this interesting. I'm considering doing correctional nursing one day.
    Based on your username, I'm going to say its like having a personal relationship with Christ- if you don't have it, its kinda hard to understand.

    Intellectually, here are a few good reads:
    http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Crimina...9636658&sr=1-1
    http://www.amazon.com/Myth-Out-Chara...9636658&sr=1-2

    Samenow is a rather "unpopular" criminal psychologist because he holds to the concept of personal responsibility- criminals are criminals because they choose to be, not because society. "defines them by criminalizing their behaviors."


    http://www.amazon.com/Rage-Random-Ac...9636812&sr=1-1

    Korem has a good take on dealing with those having limited impulse control, minimal social support and variant decision-making processes.


    http://www.amazon.com/Predictably-Ir...9636888&sr=1-1

    Cons are gratification-motivated, so the psychology of economics gives significant insight into their thinking. Ariely is a fun, easy to read author.

    There is substantial truth in the statement, "if their lips are moving, they're lying to you.." If you begin to understand why they are lying/manipulating, you'll be safer, and you may be able to nurture some self-reflection in your population. Not that I would hold my breath, but a person who stands for something, and has insight will be respected, even if they don't necessarily "like" you.

    Edit: Geez, from '08?!? Archive tools are nice...
    Last edit by Rob72 on Oct 26, '11
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    I work in a county jail. Some of the manipulation and lying we have has to do with trying to get a trip to the hospital, where they think they will get pain medication.


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