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NCJ Number: 175318 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Facilities Review 1998-1999
Corporate Author: American Institute of Architects
Cmtte on Architecture for Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 133
Sponsoring Agency: American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC 20006
Publication Number: ISBN 1-879304-90-2
Sale Source: American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication describes 47 criminal justice facilities that represent the state-of-the-art in prisons, jails, courts, juvenile justice, and law enforcement facilities and is intended as a resource for architects and users involved in justice architecture planning, design, and construction.
Abstract: The facilities were selected from 64 facility projects submitted to the Committee on Architecture for Justice of the American Institute of Architects. Eight of the projects received citations from the reviewers, who commented that facilities are becoming larger and that ongoing operational costs will be the downside of the construction boom. The review committee also noted that several detention and corrections projects used the borrowed-light concept, that the tendency toward creating harsh, high-security surroundings in juvenile facilities is disturbing. It also noted that law enforcement projects demonstrate the strong trend toward community service and that courts are integrating new technologies smoothly into their design to improve efficiency and security. The description of each project includes photographs; floor plans or sections; a statement by the architect; and information about the owner, type of facility, type of construction, site and building area, capacity, cost, status, and professionals involved in design and building. Index of architects
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Construction costs; Courtrooms; Criminal justice facilities; Prison construction; Space management
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