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NCJ Number: 120107 Find in a Library
Title: Programs for Prisons: Nihilism or Pragmatic Planning
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:33  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:141-149
Author(s): R E Mathias; J W Mathews; R M Sindberg
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The article takes a critical and constructive view of programs in prisons.
Abstract: It addresses the need to avoid the traditional split between treatment and security staff. A three pronged approach is proposed in which administration, security, and treatment staff share in joint efforts to maintain a constructive program for prisoners who are close to the completion of their prison sentence. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the officer to serve as role model. Details for the selection and use of group and individual therapy are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the importance of administrative support in all phases of the program. 13 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Prison management
Index Term(s): Inmate staff relations; Inmate treatment; Rehabilitation
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