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NCJ Number: 147708 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): B Useem; C G Camp; G M Camp
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 336
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Institute, Inc
Middletown, CT 06457
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Washington, DC 20534
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 90-IJ-CX-0026
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Criminal Justice Institute, Inc
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Middletown, CT 06457
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines how prison riots have been resolved and considers the strategies and conditions under which they can be settled more effectively and with the lowest costs to all persons involved.
Abstract: Information came from a detailed analysis of eight prison riots and detailed field work in the sites where they occurred, following a national survey that produced brief accounts of 49 riots that had occurred during the previous 2 years. The riots studied in detail were those occurring in agencies known to be innovative in developing a riot control response or for the quality of leadership, those in which special problems emerged during the resolution of the riot, and those representing different types of disturbances in different types of institutions. The analysis emphasizes that thorough preparation is crucial to a prompt and effective response that minimizes the harm to people and property. Therefore, agencies need clear, written policies; contingency plans that cover the chain of command and roles; a consistent philosophy; and policies on the use of force and the utilization of outside agencies. Detailed discussions of each riot, recommended policies and procedures, and footnotes
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Prison disorders; Riot control; Riot patterns; Riot prevention
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