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2015
Document 029778
Why Americans Don't Care About Prison Rape And What Happens When the Problem Escapes from Behind Bars
By Bruenig, Elizabeth Stoker.
This article is an excellent analysis of why the general public accepts prison rape. It also address the impact prison rape has on the community. Topics discussed include: the housing of juveniles in adult facilities and their rape by those inmates; toleration and subtle appreciation of prison rape; the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003; more sexual assaults due to staff than other inmates according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); factors that make the risk of victimization g... Read More

5 pages
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
2014
Document 029673
Public Opinion on Juvenile Justice in America
Pew Charitable Trusts. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
This issue brief is an excellent overview of how voters in the United States feel about juvenile offenders. It expertly uses infographics to make the information easy to understand and distribute. Topics explained are: voters prioritize services and supervision over incarceration for juvenile offenders; voters say juvenile offenders should be treated differently than adult offenders; voters care less about whether or how long juvenile offenders are incarcerated than about preventing crime; voter... Read More
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12 pages
2014
Document 029716
Environmental Scan 2014: 9th 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 9th edition, has continued to evolve into a popular tool that corrections practitioners also use to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections. Because there are many issues beyond what is addressed in this environmental scan that potentiall... Read More
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38 pages
2012
Document 026011
Public Opinion on Sentencing and Corrections Policy in America
Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC). Public Opinion Strategies (Alexandria, VA); Mellman Group (Washington, DC).
Thoughts regarding the state of corrections and sentencing in the United States are presented. Topics discussed include: key takeaways; underlying attitudes—there are too many people in prisons, with prisons often being unnecessary for non-violent crime; policy solutions—divert more non-violent offenders from prison, reduce prison time for non-offenders, require supervision in the community for all released offenders, and improve probation and parole supervision. The bottom line is that “Some of... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026414
Public Attitudes to Youth Crime: Report on Focus Group Research
By Jacobson, Jessica; Kirby, Amy. Great Britain. Home Office (London, England).
Public attitudes towards youth crime regarding its extent, anti-social behavior (ASB), restorative justice, and volunteering to help youth are examined. While the findings are from Great Britain, some very important observations are made that can be applied to other countries. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; local concerns; participants’ views on four scenarios of youth offending and method(s) of response (disposal) to each; restorative justice; community involveme... Read More
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33 pages
2011
Document 026492
Campaign for Youth Justice Youth Justice System Survey
GBA Strategies (Washington, DC).
The opinions of the general public regarding the juvenile justice system are determined. Topics covered are: key survey findings; focusing on rehabilitation and getting youth out of adult correctional facilities; beliefs about youth crime and the juvenile justice system; youth facilities vs. adult jails; the establishment of a minimum age to try youth in adult courts with decisions being made by judges; adult vs. juvenile court decided on a case-by-case basis; implementing key reforms to the juv... Read More
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5 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
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