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2013
Document 026963
The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know about 8-, 10-, and 12-hour Shifts in Policing
Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
While this research focused on policing, the results are applicable to correctional settings. “The Police Foundation experiment was designed to test the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) on performance, health, safety, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, alertness, off-duty employment, and overtime among police … The study found some distinct advantages of 10-hour shifts and identified some disadvantages associated with 12-hour shifts that are concerning. It is important that ag... Read More
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2013
Document 026963
The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know about 8-, 10-, and 12-hour Shifts in Policing
Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
While this research focused on policing, the results are applicable to correctional settings. “The Police Foundation experiment was designed to test the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) on performance, health, safety, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, alertness, off-duty employment, and overtime among police … The study found some distinct advantages of 10-hour shifts and identified some disadvantages associated with 12-hour shifts that are concerning. It is important that ag... Read More
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2013
Document 027037
Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors: 4th Edition
By Lyons, Phillip; Jermstad, Todd. NIC-08C77G7U3. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The legal liabilities that probation and parole officers face as they perform their duties are explained. Chapters comprising this publication are: an overview of state and federal legal liabilities; civil liability under state law—state tort cases; civil liability under federal law—Section 1983 cases; legal representation, attorneys’ fees, and indemnification; presentence and preparole investigations and reports; supervision; conditions, modifications, and changes in status; revocation; emergin... Read More
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306 pages
2012
Document 026918
Polygraph Testing for Juveniles in Treatment for Sexual Behavior Problems: An Exploratory Study
By Arsdale, Amy Van; Shaw, Theodore; Miller, Pam; Parent, Mike C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
The impact of post-adjudication polygraph testing of juveniles with sexual offenses is examined. Sections of this article following an abstract include: introduction; the use of polygraphs with juveniles with sexual behavior problems; the current study; methods; results according to sample demographics, and average number of victims disclosed before and after polygraph; and discussion of key findings and implications. “Polygraph testing resulted in a significant increase in the number of victims... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026923
Five Significant Changes in the Last 20 Years
By Bengis, Steven; Prescott, David S.; Tabachnick, Joan.
The “most dramatic” changes over 20 years in the understanding of youth who have sexually abused are described. What is so useful about this article is that the authors place related references within the sections they are related to. This makes it easier for the reader to look up the citations for additional information as they are reading. Changes discussed are: adolescents are not little adults; most adolescents do not re-offend sexually; assessment remains complicated—while current measures ... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 026836
The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
By La Vigne, Nancy; Samuels, Julie. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This publication looks at the dramatic growth in the inmate population of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and provides “options for stemming future growth that are consistent with public safety goals: (p. 1). Topics discussed include: BOP projection of continued growth; incarceration in federal prisons is expensive—on average $26,000 per year per inmate compared to probation supervision at $3400 per offender in the community; BOP growth creating increased opportunity costs—an increase of 4.2% f... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026836
The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
By La Vigne, Nancy; Samuels, Julie. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This publication looks at the dramatic growth in the inmate population of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and provides “options for stemming future growth that are consistent with public safety goals: (p. 1). Topics discussed include: BOP projection of continued growth; incarceration in federal prisons is expensive—on average $26,000 per year per inmate compared to probation supervision at $3400 per offender in the community; BOP growth creating increased opportunity costs—an increase of 4.2% f... Read More
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8 pages
2012
Document 026646
Juvenile Sex Offenders: Locked Up for Life?
By Michels, Scott. Kennesaw State University. Center for Sustainable Journalism. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JIIE) (Kennesaw, GA).
In this article, "[m]edical experts raise questions about indefinite civil commitment for troubled youths." Topics addressed include: whether juvenile sex offenders are really the 'worst of the worst'; mandatory registration; the risk of re-offending being in flux'it can change quickly as the youth age; finding treatment; the case of Pennsylvania, the only state with a civil commitment program for juvenile sex offenders who age out of the juvenile justice system; and the recklessness of applyin... Read More
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10 pages
2012
Document 026843
Examining Growth in the Federal Prison Population, 1998 to 2010
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Parthasaranthy, Barbara; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This “analysis describes how the size and composition of the federal prison population have changed over time and apportions this population growth into shares associated with the different stages of the criminal justice process that determine who is sent to prison and the duration of their incarceration … The increase in expected time served by drug offenders was the single greatest contributor to growth in the federal prison population between 1998 and 2010” (p. 3). Sections of this report inc... Read More
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34 pages
2012
Document 026843
Examining Growth in the Federal Prison Population, 1998 to 2010
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Parthasaranthy, Barbara; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This “analysis describes how the size and composition of the federal prison population have changed over time and apportions this population growth into shares associated with the different stages of the criminal justice process that determine who is sent to prison and the duration of their incarceration … The increase in expected time served by drug offenders was the single greatest contributor to growth in the federal prison population between 1998 and 2010” (p. 3). Sections of this report inc... Read More
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34 pages
2011
Document 026627
Sexual Offending
This publication provides a great introduction to issues surrounding juvenile sex offenders. Topics covered include: characteristics of male and female juvenile sexual offenders; comorbidity; assessment'clinical assessment and assessment of the juvenile's home or living arrangement; treatments'recommended components, promising treatment approaches, and other treatment related information; and controversial treatments.... Read More
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9 pages
2011
Document 026627
Sexual Offending
This publication provides a great introduction to issues surrounding juvenile sex offenders. Topics covered include: characteristics of male and female juvenile sexual offenders; comorbidity; assessment'clinical assessment and assessment of the juvenile's home or living arrangement; treatments'recommended components, promising treatment approaches, and other treatment related information; and controversial treatments.... Read More
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9 pages
2011
Document 026627
Sexual Offending
This publication provides a great introduction to issues surrounding juvenile sex offenders. Topics covered include: characteristics of male and female juvenile sexual offenders; comorbidity; assessment'clinical assessment and assessment of the juvenile's home or living arrangement; treatments'recommended components, promising treatment approaches, and other treatment related information; and controversial treatments.... Read More
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9 pages
2011
Document 026079
A Snapshot of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification Laws: A Survey of the United States
By Pittman, Nicole; Nguyen, Quyen. National Juvenile Justice Network (Washington, DC).
“In light of the mottled condition of sex offender registration and notification laws across the country, and the fact that this book was started less than a year before the final deadline for states to come into compliance with SORNA, our goal is to provide a straightforward reference guide during this time of great flux” (p. 1). One can use this survey to see how different states compare to each other in regards to the Adam Walsh Act. This publication is divided into seven parts: introduction;... Read More
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128 pages
2011
Document 026647
Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison
By Dolovich, Sharon.
'In the Los Angeles County Jail'the biggest jail system in the country'officials have found a way to increase the personal security of gay men and trans women detainees without forcing them to choose between safety and community. For more than two decades, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department (the Department), which runs the County's jail system, has been systematically separating out the gay men and trans women admitted to the L.A. County Jail (the Jail) and housing them wholly apart from GP [g... Read More
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110 pages
2010
Document 026896
The Effect of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program on Labor Market Outcomes of Prison Releasees
By Cox, Robynn.
The impact of the Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program (PIE) on the duration of unemployment, its length, and earnings of program participants is determined. This paper is divided into seven sections: introduction; literature review; the Prison Industry Enhancement Certificate Program (PIE); theoretical background; methodology; findings regarding sample demography, how PIE participation affects employment outcomes, and how PIE participation affects wages; and conclusion. “The results ... Read More
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44 pages
2009
Document 026012
Fifty State Survey of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). NIC/WCL Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC); American University. Washington College of Law (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
State requirements for the registration of juvenile sex offenders are compiled and presented. Responses (if given) are reported for: registrable offenses; information maintained in sex offender registry; statutory basis for juvenile sex offender registration; duration of registration; community notification and website; and limitations on residency or employment.... Read More
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254 pages
2002
Document 017667
Managing Sex Offenders in the Community: A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners Through a Planning and Implementation Process
By Carter, Madeline M.; Morris, Laura. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A handbook designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing and strengthening sex offender management for adults and juveniles is provided. Four sections comprise this manual: an introduction to this handbook and to sex offender management; the framework of the planning and implementation process; an overview of the steps in the planning and implementation process; and conclusion -- an ongoing process of collecting and analyzing information. Teamwork activities and ... Read More
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96 p.
1999
Document 015068
Compendium of OJP-Sponsored Projects Relating to Sex Offenders
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); State Justice Institute (Alexa. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD).
A compendium of Department of Justice-sponsored initiatives relating to sex offender management is presented. Subsections include adult classification research, community notification research, evaluation of supervision and treatment approach research, juvenile sex offender research, national surveys, risk assessment research, community notification and registration, use of the polygraph, supervision and treatment programs for sex offenders, training and technical assistance for policy makers an... Read More
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43 p.
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