Monday, March 26, 2007

Possible research for a psych paper

If not art, then what?
Sunday, September 30, 2001
By Tim Menees, Post-Gazette Editorial Cartoonist
Post-Gazette cartoonist Tim Menees spent several days inside penitentiaries in Pennsylvania, California and New York, three states that provide arts programs for their inmates. Today, Menees focuses on prisoners' art and writing. In the Daily Magazine on Tuesday, he brings us music and theater.


Fascination with serial killers is an American pastime, spurring a profitable underground trade. Some people are so obsessed with the subject that they carry on correspondence with men behind bars, design trading cards or board games, or indulge in a more expensive hobby: purchasing art made by killers or depicting their murders. Several collectors have expressed the idea that having something a murderer made protects them in some way.

Effects of art therapy with prison inmates: A follow-up study
David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC