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NCJ Number: 147745 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGING VIOLENT OFFENDERS IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING: A COORDINATED APPROACH (FROM SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS: SENTENCING, PSYCHIATRY, AND LAW REFORM, 1991, P 135-141, SALLY-ANNE GERULL AND WILLIAM LUCAS, EDS. - SEE NCJ-147734)
Author(s): P Harmsworth
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
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United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: In Victoria, Australia, while the level of community concern about violent crime is significantly higher than in the past, violent crimes only account for about 1.5 percent of all reported crime in the State.
Abstract: The causal factors of violence identified by the Victorian National Committee on Violence include family influences, cultural factors, personality factors, substance abuse, biological factors, mental illness, media influences, and peers. Criminal justice programs cannot, working in isolation, produce dramatic changes in people prone to violent behavior, but must be integrated with other programs operating in the wider community. The Victorian state government is developing a coordinated approach to effectively tackle the problem of violent crime on a number of fronts. The components of this approach include unit management in correctional facilities, high-security units, treatment models for violent men (including individual therapy, anger management programs, group programs, and sex offender treatment). The Victoria Office of Corrections is also establishing a range of strategies to provide support and empowerment to women offenders, has introduced the Intensive Correction Order, and seeks to improve community resources devoted to reintegrating offenders upon their release. 1 reference
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Victoria; Violence causes; Violent offenders
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