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Document 025106
2010 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics
U.S. Sentencing Commission (Washington, DC).
"[D]escriptive statistics on the application of the federal sentencing guidelines and . . . selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data" for fiscal year 2010 are provided (p. iii). Statistics are organized into the following areas: circuit and district statistics; primary offense and offender characteristics; sentencing information; guideline application; departures and sentences within the guideline range; drug cases; immigration cases; organizational sentencing practices; sentenc... Read More
284 p.
Document 024781
Youth's Characteristics and Backgrounds: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
By Sedlak, Andrea J.; Bruce, Carol. U.S. Dept of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
“This bulletin presents key findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement that describe the characteristics of youth in placement” (p.1). Results are organized according to demographic characteristics, current offenses, differences between male and female offenders, justice system involvement, adjudication and placement in programs, family background, childbearing, educational background, expectations about release, and youth expectations about future offending and sanctions.... Read More
11 pages
Document 020751
Project Guide: Population Profiles, Population Projections and Bed Needs Projections
National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
Three parts of a Needs Assessment, which "is conducted to determine, verify, and/or quantify the need for greater capacity, a different type of facility, a new facility or expansion and renovation of an existing facility," are explained (p. 2). Sections contained in this guide are: overview; population profiles; population projections; and bed needs projections.... Read More
14 p.
Document 018898
Results of Data Analysis: NIC Needs Assessment on Correctional Management and Executive Leadership Development
By Clem, Connie. National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Demographics, turnover, and leadership development for four levels of correctional management (e.g., executive leaders, senior leaders, managers, and supervisors) are analyzed. Sections comprising this report are: project background; key findings; the survey sample; overview -- analysis of data for all responses; analysis of data on executive level positions; analysis of data on senior leader positions; analysis of data on management level positions; analysis of data on supervisory positions; a... Read More
47 p.
Document 008747
Women's Jails: An Investigation of Offenders, Staff, Administration and Programming
By Stohr, Mary K.; Mays, G. Larry. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). New Mexico State University. Dept. of Criminal Justice (Las Cruces, NM).
Five moderate-sized, exclusively women's jails were examined in terms of facility profiles, programming efforts, staffing patterns and characteristics, and inmate characteristics. Data were gathered through jail administrator Profile Forms, site visit interviews with the administrators, site observation of the jails, and staff and inmate questionnaires. The authors recommend that further research on women's jails, especially comparing the exclusively women's and mixed population models, is neede... Read More
122 p.
Document 006540
National Study of Jail Suicides: Seven Years Later
By Hayes, Lindsay M.; Rowan, Joseph R.. National Center on Institutions and Alternatives. Jail Suicide Prevention Information Task Force (Washington, Dc); Juvenile and Criminal Justice International, Inc. (Roseville, MN); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Contents include prior jail suicide research, demographic findings of 1986 jail suicide data that consist of personal characteristics of the victim and characteristics of the suicide act, and a comparison of 1979 and 1986 data. Title of project: Jail Suicide Prevention Information Task Force.... Read More
Document 010539
Using Policy Simulation Analysis to Guide Correctional Reform: The Utah Experience
By Austin, James; Joe, Karen; Litsky, Paul. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (New York, NY). National Council on Crime and Delinquency (San Francisco, CA).
By analyzing current sentencing practices and dispositional guidelines for probation, prison, and parole caseloads and comparing these current practices with other well established correctional screening tools through statistical simulation analysis, this study intends to provide legislators with estimates of the impact of proposed policy modifications on sentencing, classification, and correctional population size.... Read More
54 p.
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