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NCJ Number: 101876 Find in a Library
Title: Remarks By James K Stewart to the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency Prevention, Narraganselt, Rhode Island, September 25, 1985
Author(s): J K Stewart
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 14
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Presentation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This address reviews corrections research sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) pertaining to prison construction, privatization, career criminals, and drugs and crime.
Abstract: NIJ-sponsored research has examined prison construction factors, developed information resources for prison construction, and suggested strategies for resolving problems typically encountered in prison construction. Research has addressed improvement in prison efficiency and cost effectiveness through the privatization of prison management and operations and the development of prison industries. NIJ research has also focused on the development of more accurate methods of classification useful in identifying career criminals and refining the use of selective incapacitation for high-risk offenders. NIJ research has shown that drug abusers are frequently highly active and violent offenders, and drug research has also produced information useful for pretrial, probation, sentencing, and parole decisions pertaining to drug abusers. NIJ is examining various sentencing alternatives to incarceration, with particular attention to means for ensuring public protection.
Main Term(s): Research uses in policymaking
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Career criminal programs; Contract corrections services; Drug Related Crime; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Prison construction
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