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June 2007 - Thinking About Corrections

Thinking About Corrections

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    The "Most Punitive States for Women"

    Drawing data from a variety of sources, primarily Federally produced, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency has created a composite review of The Nation's Most Punitive States for Women . The factsheet provides state-by-state figures for women held in state prison or local jails, women on probation and parole, juvenile girls in custody, and an aggregate of total control.
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    Violence Prediction - In the Institution, and After Release

    How well do risk assessment tools predict institutional violence or violent recidivism? Once again, Canada's Public Safety department takes a thoughtful look at an important question. In the newly posted report, Assessing the Utility of Risk Assessment Tools and Personality Measures in the Prediction of Violent Recidivism for Adult Offenders , authors Campbell, French, and Gendreau conduct a meta-analysis of studies examining the effectiveness of tools such as the LSI-R, VRAG, SIR, HCR-20,and...
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    'Culture' is Not Just Something Found in Yogurt

    In the dynamic profession of corrections, organizations must adapt to many different challenges. This necessitates defining, planning, and strategically managing an agency's mission and goals. This can not be accomplished effectively without a thorough examination and understanding of the elements that make up its organizational culture. "Organizational culture is defined as the values, assumptions, and beliefs that people in an organization hold that 'drive the way they think and behave...
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