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New in the Library – Environmental Scan 2014
NIC News & Updates



The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Information Center regularly scans 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 is also used by corrections practitioners to inform their work in jails, prisons and community corrections.

Sections of this report include:

  • International Developments
  • Demographic and Social Trends
  • The Workforce
  • Technology
  • Public Opinion
  • The Economy and Government Spending
  • Criminal Justice Trends
  • Corrections Populations and Trends
  • Cost of Incarceration and Changing Corrections Policy

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