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Document 029549
Think Before You Act: A New Approach to Preventing Youth Violence and Dropout
By Ludwig, Jens; Shah, Anuj. Hamilton Project (Washington, DC).
This paper offers an innovative way to reduce the incarceration of juveniles in the United Sates based on randomized controlled trials in Chicago which showed a reduction in arrests for violent crime by an average of 40% with benefits to the community of almost 30 times the program's costs. "Improving the long-term life outcomes of disadvantaged youths remains a top policy priority in the United States. Unfortunately, long-term progress in improving outcomes like high school graduation rates and... Read More
32 pages
Document 025855
The Effect of Arrest and Imprisonment on Crime
By Wan, Wai-Yin; Moffatt, Steve; Jones, Craig; Weatherburn, Don. New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Sydney, NSW).
This study looks at the relationship between the probability of arrest and imprisonment and imprisonment duration on property and violent crime rates. “The criminal justice system plays a significant role in preventing crime. Some criminal justice variables, however, exert much stronger effects than others. Increasing arrest rate s is likely to have the largest impact, followed by increasing the likelihood of receiving a prison sentence” (p. 1). Increasing length of stay doesn’t appear to impact... Read More
19 pages
Document 016066
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, January 2000
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
This meeting focused primarily on topics related to the role of the jail in the local criminal justice system. Contents include: meeting highlights; justice system coordination and cooperation -- how the jail benefits and the system is improved; criminal justice coordination and cooperation; issues in defining and re-defining the jail's mission; role of the jail in contributing to the efficiency of the local criminal justice system; community oriented policing; roundtable discussion of implicati... Read More
88 p.
Document serial553
Project Re-Enterprise: A Texas Program
By Moses, Marilyn C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
Project Re-Enterprise (PRE), administered by the Crime Prevention Institute, enlists the participation of local business leaders in an educational initiative to hone the job-seeking skills of inmates, who interview at mock job fairs. In addition to providing interviewing practice for the inmates, the program has caused some employers to voluntarily alter their policies regarding hiring ex-offenders. This Program Focus describes PRE's process, funding, and measures of success, and also outlines t... Read More
16 p.
Document 013081
A National Symposium on Violent Offenders: Summary and Resources
By Krauth, Barbara. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This document is a summary of an NIC-sponsored symposium addressing issues related to violent offenders, held in Longmont, Colorado in May 1995. Presentations made at this symposium detailed research on causes of violence and on treatment, described agency and professional association initiatives targeted toward violent offenders, and highlighted the perspective of victims.... Read More
59 p.
Document 012475
Prison Suicide: An Overview and Guide to Prevention
By Hayes, Lindsay M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (Mansfield, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph presents a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prison suicide prevention, as well as national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. Topics also discussed include staff training, intake screening/assessment, housing, levels of supervision, intervention and administrative review. The document also examines the role of the courts in shaping prison suicide policy. ... Read More
108 p.
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