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2014
Document 027874
Environmental Scan 2013 8th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 8th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool corrections practitioners also use to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potentially will ... Read More
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34 pages
2013
Document 026993
Environmental Scan 2012: 7th Edition
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 7th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potent... Read More
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38 pages
2012
Document 026989
Offender Workforce Development Specialists and Their Impact on the Post-Release Outcomes of Ex-Offenders
By Lichtenberger, Eric. Administrative Office of the United States Courts (Washington, DC).
This article “highlights the findings of a program evaluation that used post-release outcome information, among other sources, to determine the impact of the National Institute of Correction’s (NIC) Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) program as it was implemented by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) … The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the extent to which the OWD specialists, and in aggregate the program itself, had contributed to the successful re-entry of ex... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026654
Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
By Crowe, Ann H.; Mullins, Tracy G.; Cobb, Kimberly A.; Lowe, Nathan C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
'In this bulletin, the authors describe 10 guidelines for community supervision professionals who regularly work with underage drinkers. These guidelines are derived from evidence-based practices. They help professionals develop a plan for screening underage drinkers, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment' (p. 1). These guidelines are: conduct screening for alcohol problems at first and subsequent contacts between underage drinkers and the justice system; ass... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026649
What Propels Sexual Homicide Offenders? Testing an Integrated Theory of Social Learning and Routine Activities Theories
By Chan, Heng Choon. University of South Florida. Scholar Commons (Tampa, FL).
'Sexual homicide is a rare occurrence. Little is known about the offending perspective of sexual homicide from a criminological standpoint ' According to [an] integrative model, the individual-level view of the sexual murderers is explained by the social learning principles, while the offending process is complemented by the routine activities propositions from a micro-level to provide a better explained sexual homicide offending model. However, this model has yet to be tested empirically. In ad... Read More
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201 pages
2012
Document 025906
To Build a Better Criminal Justice System: 25 Experts Envision the Next 25 Years of Reform
By Mauer, Marc, editor; Epstein, Kate, editor. The Sentencing Project (Washington, DC).
It is hoped that this volume sparks a conversation regarding the adoption of a “strategy that emphasizes opportunity rather than punishment as the guiding theme of our vision for public safety … [these essays] are broad-ranging both in vision and strategy. They contain the perspectives of leading thinkers in the field … [who] look to a day where public safety is not premised in maintaining a world-record level of incarceration. But there is a diversity of views on how we might get to that point”... Read More
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68 pages
2011
Document 025630
Environmental Scan 2011
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
“Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 6th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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40 pages
2011
Document 026651
Failure to Register as a Predictor of Sex Offense Recidivism: The Big Bad Wolf or a Red Herring?
By Zgoba, Kristen M.; Levenson, Jill.
The relationship between the failure of sex offenders to register following release from prison and reoffending, whether sexually or non-sexually, is examined. This is achieved through a comparison of FTR (fail to register) offenders and non-FTR offenders over the period of 1980 to 2008. 'Failure to register was not a significant predictor of sexual recidivism, casting doubt on the belief that sex offenders who are noncompliant with registration are especially sexually dangerous. Few differences... Read More
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22 pages
2010
Document 024727
Environmental Scan 2010
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Aurora, CO).
"Beginning in the late 1990’s, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center began scanning social, economic and corrections issues to inform the development of programs and services offered by NIC. This report, now in its 5th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Since there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that poten... Read More
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20 pages
2006
Document 021140
Environmental Scan Update - 2005
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This update contains the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; public opinion and public policy; the economy and government spending; the workforce; technology; crime and justice trends; and corrections populations and trends.... Read More
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25 p.
2004
Document 020858
2003 Environmental Scan Update
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This environmental scan is comprised of the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; the economy; governmental spending; public attitudes and public policy; the workforce; technology; crime and justice tends; and corrections population and trends.... Read More
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15 p.
2003
Document 018966
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 2003
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
These proceedings are comprised of: Highlights of the Meeting Sessions; Stay Awake or You Will Trip Over the Future by Tom Esensten; Video Presentation: Beyond the Myths: Jails in Your Community introduced by Virginia Hutchinson; Defining the Future and Exploring Organizational Strategies by Esensten: Future Trends and Their Impact on Jail Management by Marilyn Chandler Ford; Jail Population Growth: Sources of Growth and Stability by Allen Beck; Jail Standards and Accreditation: Are There Still ... Read More
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55 p.
2002
Document 017209
Jail Crowding: Understanding Jail Population Dynamics
By Cunniff, Mark A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Steps involved in developing an understanding of jail population dynamics and factors behind jail crowding are delineated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; how can factors behind jail crowding be identified?; key questions to ask in order to understand jail population dynamics; trends that are driving jail population growth; how to forecast future needs; benefits and elements of an effective analytic process; and elements of the analytic process. Appendixes include: "Preventin... Read More
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49 p.
2002
Document 018531
Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
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35 p.
1998
Document 014786
Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
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38 p.
1994
Document 013095
Forging New Working Partnerships: Results of a National Working Meeting of Police, Probation and Parole Executives
By Drake, William R.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). DRAKE Associates (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); The Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
This report on the first-ever meeting of fourteen police, probation, and parole executives from throughout the United States, who met in November 1994, focuses on three main themes. They are: cooperation and information sharing, a shared mission of public safety and enforcement, and the recognition that all are searching for ways to prevent and control crime.... Read More
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31 p.
1992
Document 010360
Corrections 2000: Policies for the Future
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). California Corrections Policy Development Project (Sacramento, CA); California Probation, Parole and Correctional Association (Sacramento, CA).
Mission and policy statements developed by the California Corrections Policy Development Project address: system integration, balanced funding, sentencing, punishment options, substance abuse, prevention, victims, staffing, demographic changes, and public education. Concluding remarks define attributes of an effective correctional system. Appendices review the current state of corrections in California and contributing factors in addition to providing background information on the policy projec... Read More
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40 p.
1986
Document 005291
Potential Liabilities of Probation and Parole Officers
By del Carmen, Rolando V.; Axilbund, Melvin T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University, Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); South Carolina Dept. of Parole and Community Corrections, Staff Development and Training (Columbia, SC).
Contents: (Pt. 1) Main text -- (Pt. 2) Study guide. Six months are given to complete the course from the date of receipt. Audience includes all probation and parole agents and administrators. Training package consists of two manuals.... Read More
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2 v. (v.1 - 202 p.)
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