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2016
Document 031563
Environmental Scan 2015
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 10th 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 will po... Read More

43 pages
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
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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
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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