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2013
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Big Data and Corrections: What's the Big Issue|Big Data--What Is It? Why Should I Care?
By Visgaitis, Jim. Corrections Technology Association (CTA) (Tallahassee, FL); Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP. (Houston, TX); Sierra Systems (El Segunda, CA).
"Every day your correctional agency collects data from every system you have in place; healthcare records, RFID tracking mechanisms, food service providers, visitation logs, scanned documents, property lists, video and audio files (e.g. discipline hearings), mug shots, tattoos, visitor photos, and photos of evidence; the records go on and on. How do you determine the relevance of the volumes of data you have collected? Utilization of your big data is what is critical. The vision for big data uti... Read More

39 pages
2012
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Corrections Technology Association
Corrections Technology Association (Tallahassee, FL).
“The Corrections Technology Association (CTA) is a public, non-profit network of professionals actively involved in leveraging technology in the field of Corrections … Since 1999 CTA has provided a forum to promote exchange of information, experience and knowledge among correctional agencies.” Points of entry include, about CTA, annual meeting, publications, partners, contact information, and blog. What is of particular interest is copies of slides presented at past annual meetings. Themes of p... Read More
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2012
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Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Juvenile Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
By Trupin, Eric J.; Kerns, Suzanne E. U.; Walker, Sarah Cusworth; DeRobertis, Megan T.; Stewart, David G..
The influence of the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program on the reduction of juvenile recidivism is investigated. FIT is a family-based intervention reentry program used with youth having co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. It assists these youth as they transition from incarceration back into their homes. Results are reported for overall recidivism, felony recidivism, and violent felony and misdemeanor recidivism. “Participation in FIT was associated with a 30% red... Read More
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2012
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Family Integrated Transitions: A Promising Program for Juvenile Offenders with Co-Occurring Disorders
By Trupin, Eric J.; Kerns, Suzanne E. U.; Walker, Sarah Cusworth; DeRobertis, Megan T.; Stewart, David G..
The influence of the Family Integrated Transitions (FIT) program on the reduction of juvenile recidivism is investigated. FIT is a family-based intervention reentry program used with youth having co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. It assists these youth as they transition from incarceration back into their homes. Results are reported for overall recidivism, felony recidivism, and violent felony and misdemeanor recidivism. “Participation in FIT was associated with a 30% red... Read More
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2012
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Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables
By Noonan, Margaret E..
Statistics about the 4,150 inmate deaths occurring in local jails and state prisons during 2000-2010 are presented. Some of the findings show that most inmates expired in state prisons (78%) with suicide being the leading cause of death in jails and cancer being the most common in prisons.... Read More
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28 pages
2012
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Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables
By Noonan, Margaret E..
Statistics about the 4,150 inmate deaths occurring in local jails and state prisons during 2000-2010 are presented. Some of the findings show that most inmates expired in state prisons (78%) with suicide being the leading cause of death in jails and cancer being the most common in prisons.... Read More
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28 pages
2012
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Correctional Populations In The United States, 2011
By Glaze, Lauren E.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
"Presents summary data on the number of offenders under the supervision of the adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2011. Persons supervised by the adult correctional systems include those in the community under the authority of probation or parole agencies that supervise adults and those in the custody of state or federal prisons or local jails. The report provides statistics on the size and change in the total correctional population, by correctional status, during 2011. ... Read More
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2012
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Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
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Veterans Treatment Court Resources
Justice for Vets (Justice4Vets) (Alexandria, VA).
Information regarding Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs) can be found on this website. 'Veteran Treatment Courts hold veterans accountable to themselves and to the community ' The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their p... Read More
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2012
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Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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24 pages
2012
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Performance Incentive Funding: Aligning Fiscal and Operational Responsibility to Produce More Safety at Less Cost
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (New York, NY); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States (Washington, DC); Metropolis Strategies (Chicago, IL).
'With PIF [performance incentive funding], agencies or localities receive a financial reward for delivering fewer prison commitments through reduced recidivism and revocations that, in turn, must be reinvested into evidence-based programs in the community' (p. 2). This report explains how an agency can design and implement a PIF program that reduces costs while ensuring public safety, a viable option for your locality. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction; the problem... Read More
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2012
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Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
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Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual [and] Participant Workbook [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]|Revised [edition]
By Reilly, Patrick M.; Shopshire, Michael S.. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (Rockville, MD).
'Despite the connection of anger and violence to substance abuse, few treatments have been developed to address anger and violence problems among people who abuse substances. Clinicians have found the dearth of treatment approaches for this important issue disheartening. To provide clinicians with tools to help deal with this important issue, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is pleased to present 'Anger Management for Subst... Read More
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2 volumes (volume 1 - 68 pages, volume 2 - 49 pages)
2012
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Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2012
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Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century
By Babiak, Paul; Folino, Jorge; Hancock, Jeffrey; Hare, Robert D.; Logan, Matthew; Mayer, Elizabeth Leon; Meloy, J. Reid; Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina; O'Toole, Mary Ellen; Pinizzotto, Anthony; Porter, Stephen; Smith, Sharon; Woodworth, Michael.
This article provides a great portrait of who a psychopath is. It covers: psychopathy and personality disorder; traits and characteristics; chameleons and predators; myth busting; presence in society; assessment tool; victims; and concluding remarks. 'Psychopathy has been described as the single most important clinical construct in the criminal justice system. More recently, it is considered 'the most important forensic concept of the early 21st century.' Because of its relevance to law enforcem... Read More
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6 pages
2011
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Pepper Spray in Juvenile Facilities
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) (Braintree, MA).
Anyone working in the juvenile justice field should be aware of this publication. “The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) conducts an annual survey of all state juvenile correction agencies in the United States. Results from the survey show that only six (12 percent) of the agencies authorize staff to carry chemical sprays [also known as oleoresin capsicum (OC)] in secure facilities, and just 15 agencies (29 percent) indicated that chemical restraints are authorized by their ... Read More

4 pages
2011
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The Three C's (Computers, Crime, and Corrections)
By Bowker, Art. corrections.com (Quincy. MA).
"Topics emphasized are the effects of criminal use of computers, including via the Internet on corrections."... Read More
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2011
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SCADA & PLC Vulnerabilities in Correctional Facilities: White Paper
By Newman, Teague; Rad, Tiffany; Strauchs, John.
The uses and vulnerabilities of PLCs (programmable logic controllers) in corrections are often overlooked. A problem with PLCs in one facility led to all of the doors of the death row to open at the same time. “Using original and publically available exploits along with evaluating vulnerabilities in electronic and physical security designs, we will analyze SCADA [Siemens Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition] systems and PLC vulnerabilities in correctional and government secured facilities wh... Read More
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15 pages
2010
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Information Sharing in Criminal Justice-Mental Health Collaborations: Working with HIPAA and Other Privacy Laws
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
The sharing of information between criminal justice and mental health is discussed. This guide is divided into two parts: practitioner analysis—behavioral health care, law enforcement, courts, jails and prisons, community corrections (probation and parole), business associates and qualified service organizations, and individual right of access to own records; and working with privacy laws—privacy law penalties and information-sharing tools.... Read More
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31 pages
2010
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CJLEADS - Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services
North Carolina. Office of the State Auditor (Raleigh, NC).
Information regarding North Carolina’s Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS) is provided at this website. CJLEADS “is a program designed to integrate data found within the state's various criminal justice applications and will provide up-to-date criminal information in a centralized location via a secure connection for use by state and local government criminal justice professionals.” Points of entry include frequently asked questions and updates with related reports... Read More
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1992
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Provision of Executive Information System for Indiana Department of Correction Can Improve Agency's Ability to Meet Mission and Objectives
National Institute of Corrections. Prisons Division (Washington, DC). Justice Information Associates (Boulder, CO).
A consultant's investigation finds that the Indiana Department of Correction would benefit from implementation of an Executive Information System, which would enhance the Commissioner's overall knowledge of his organization's performance, while enabling the Commissioner, Executive Staff, Deputy Directors, and Superintendents to forecast workload, to budget accordingly, and to evaluate the department's attainment of critical goals and objectives.... Read More
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