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2017
Document 032832
Environmental Scan 2016
National Institute of Corrections. Information Center (NICIC) (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 11th 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

53 pages
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 031427
Correctional Populations In The United States, 2014
By Glaze, Lauren; Kaeble, Danielle; Minton, Todd; Tsoutis, Anastasios. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
"This report presents "statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2014, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail. The report describes the size and change in the total correctional population during 2014. It details the downward trend in the correctional population and correctional supervision rate since 2007. It also examines the impact of changes in ... Read More

24 pages
2014
Document 027874
Environmental Scan 2013
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 028356
CJ-TRAK Knowledge Translation Tool Suite
George Mason University. Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) (Fairfax, VA).
"Moving knowledge about evidence-based practices (EBPs) from research into practice in the justice and treatment systems is essential for improving both offender (client-level) and system-level outcomes. The Criminal Justice Targeted Research and Application of Knowledge (CJ-TRAK) website is home to several decision-support tools designed to facilitate knowledge translation in the justice/treatment system for justice-involved populations." The RNR Simulation Tool can be used to figure out what p... Read More
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2014
Document 029548
Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States
By Kearney, Melissa S.; Harris, Benjamin H.; Jacome, Elisa; Parker, Lucie. Hamilton Project (Washington, DC).
"Crime and high rates of incarceration impose tremendous costs on society, with lasting negative effects on individuals, families, and communities. Rates of crime in the United States have been falling steadily, but still constitute a serious economic and social challenge. At the same time, the incarceration rate in the United States is so high—more than 700 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated—that both crime scholars and policymakers alike question whether, for nonviolent criminals in ... Read More
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28 pages
2014
Document 029624
Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013
By Glaze, Lauren E.; Kaeble, Danielle. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
This report presents "statistics on offenders supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2013, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in prison or local jail. The report provides the size and change in the total correctional population during 2013. It details the slowing rate of decline in the population since 2010 and the downward trend in the correctional supervision rate since 2007. It also examines the impac... Read More
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14 pages
2014
Document 029716
Environmental Scan 2014
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
2013
Document 027711
Local Government Corrections Expenditures, FY 2005-2011
By Kyckelhahn, Tracey. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (Washington, DC).
Information regarding corrections expenditures by local government from fiscal years 2005 to 2011 is presented. There was $26.4 billion spent on corrections in 2011. “Local corrections expenditures fund jails and juvenile institutions that house both sentenced offenders and defendants awaiting trial. These expenditures also cover the community supervision of offenders” (p. 1). Tables cover these topics: local corrections expenditures; components of local government expenditures (real dollars); c... Read More
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8 pages
2013
Document 026993
Environmental Scan 2012
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 7th 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 potent... Read More
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38 pages
2013
Document 027705
Inmate Behavior Management: Defining and Conveying Expectations
By Hoke, Scott. NIC-10J74GKD7. National institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
A comprehensive management system, called Inmate Behavior Management (IBM) is being rolled out by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). It is comprised of six specific elements that work together to control inmate behavior and produce an effective and proficient institution. This document explains “Element 4: Defining and Conveying Expectations for Behavior”. “It is intended to: Review what is known about how positive expectations influence behavior; Identify what concepts are important ... Read More
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48 pages + supplement (95 pages)
2011
Document 025496
State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) (Denver, CO); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the States. Public Safety Performance Project (Washington, DC).
This database of significant sentencing and corrections legislation recently enacted by states can be searched by state, topic, keyword, year, or primary sponsor. Legislative topics include: budget and oversight; community supervision administration; community supervision programs; correctional facility administration; diversion and sentencing alternatives; inmate programs; reentry barriers and access to services; reentry oversight and organization; reentry programs and supervision; release and ... Read More
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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
PDF
40 pages
2010
Document 024727
Environmental Scan 2010
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 5th 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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20 pages
2006
Document 021140
Environmental Scan Update - 2005
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This update contains the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; public opinion and public policy; the economy and government spending; the workforce; technology; crime and justice trends; and corrections populations and trends.... Read More
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25 p.
2004
Document 020575
A Review of the Emotional Intelligence Literature and Implications for Corrections
By Stys, Yvonne; Brown, Shelley L.. Correctional Service of Canada. Research Branch (Ottawa, Ontario).
Literature regarding emotional intelligence (E.I.) is reviewed. Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; E.I. models -- Salovey and Mayer's Ability Model, Bar-On, Goleman's Model, Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS), and the Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Test (SREIT); comparing E.I. models; emotional intelligence and related constructs; E.I. in applied settings; E.I. and the Correctional Service of Canada; controversies, limitations; and directions for future resea... Read More
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68 p.
2004
Document 020858
2003 Environmental Scan Update
National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Changes and forces that may affect the programming of the National Institute of Corrections are analyzed and commented on. This environmental scan is comprised of the following sections: international developments; social and demographic trends; the economy; governmental spending; public attitudes and public policy; the workforce; technology; crime and justice tends; and corrections population and trends.... Read More
PDF
15 p.
2002
Document 018531
Environmental Scan: Reviewing Issues and Forces That Will Influence Strategic Planning of the National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
An analysis of changes and forces that may affect NIC programming in the near future is presented. Seven sections comprise this scan: societal and demographic trends; economic and business developments; workforce issues; public opinion; crime and justice trends; technological developments; and health and mental health.... Read More
PDF
35 p.
2001
Document 017857
Commission on the Status of Mental Health of Iowa's Corrections Population
Community Corrections Improvement Association (Cedar Rapids, IA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ); Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY). State Public Policy Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) .
The effects of an increasing number of offenders with serious mental health problems are investigated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction and purpose; methodology/overview of effort; hearings summary; findings; and the survey report which identifies unfulfilled mandates, non-uniform performance, a sense of urgency for problem solution, the desire for community-based correctional settings, and overwhelming support for solutions existing within Iowa's correctional sy... Read More
PDF
39 pages
1998
Document 014786
Environmental Scan: Factors Potentially Affecting the Management and Operation of Corrections Agencies
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections Information Center (Longmont, CO); LIS, Inc. (Longmont, CO).
Findings from this scan are grouped into three main sections and range from case processing statistics to discussions of legislative activity to snapshots of correctional issues as they affect state and local agencies. Section 1. Corrections in society, includes such topics as crime rates and victims, media coverage, legislation, and criminal filings. Section 2. Corrections Agency Management and Operations, and Section 3. Special Issues in Corrections, cover topics as follows: legal issues, heal... Read More
PDF
38 p.
1996
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
PDF
59 p.
1995
Document 015172
Competency Profile of First-Line Correctional Supervisor
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Maine Criminal Justice Academy (Waterville, ME); National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The DACUM profile describes the competencies expected of a First-Line Correctional Supervisor. This individual "provides supervision of, and direction to custody staff and other correctional employees in maintaining the custody, control, and care of inmates (p.2)."... Read More
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4 p.
1989
Document 007217
The Cost of Corrections: In Search of the Bottom Line
By McDonald, Douglas C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Robert J. Kutak Foundation (Omaha, NE).
The author offers substantive cost information on prisons, jails, probation, and parole, as well as a tutorial on the shortcomings of popular methods of computing corrections costs.... Read More
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40 p.
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