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NCJ Number: 35859 Find in a Library
Title: PHYSICAL INTERVENTIONS TO ALTER BEHAVIOR IN A PUNITIVE ENVIRONMENT - SOME MORAL REFLECTIONS ON NEW TECHNOLOGY
Journal: AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST  Volume:18  Issue:5  Dated:(MAY/JUNE 1975)  Pages:657-678
Author(s): H A BEDAU
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF SOME OF THE MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE USE OF PSYCHOSURGICAL, DRUG THERAPY, AVERSION THERAPY, AND SENSORY DEPRIVATION TECHNIQUES IN THE CONTEXT OF CRIMINOLOGY AND PENOLOGY.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR CONSIDERS QUESTIONS OF MORALITY RAISED BY THE PUNITIVE SETTING IN WHICH THESE TECHNIQUES ARE TYPICALLY USED AS WELL AS QUESTIONS RAISED BY USE OF THE TECHNIQUES THEMSELVES. POLICY ALTERNATIVES TO GOVERN THE USE OF THE TECHNIQUES ON VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS OFFENDERS RANGING FROM UNGOVERNED USE OF PHYSICAL INTERVENTION TO ABSOLUTE PROHIBITION OF ITS USE ARE ALSO DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Criminology; Involuntary treatment; Penology; Violent offenders
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