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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 242733     Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of CHANGE, an Involuntary Cognitive Program for High-Risk Inmates
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Author(s): Nancy L. Hogan ; Eric G. Lambert ; Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:6  Dated:August - September 2012  Pages:370 to 388
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This article discusses cognitive therapy to reduce violent behavior.
Abstract: Prison violence is a major concern in most correctional institutions. One intervention frequently used to reduce violent behavior is cognitive therapy. An involuntary cognitive program at a Midwestern State prison was evaluated for its impact on official misconduct. A total of 213 inmates were randomly assigned to the treatment (CHANGE) group (n = 122) and the control group (n = 91). The specific outcomes measured were disobeying a direct order, insolence, violent, nonviolent, and total number of infractions. Using general linear univariate model analyses, the only statistically significant but important difference found was the reduction of violence for the CHANGE group after 6 months. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Inmate misconduct
Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Treatment ; Intervention ; Cognitive therapy ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-CE-VX-006
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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