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NCJ Number: 149270 Find in a Library
Title: Getting the Most Out of What You Know: Putting Research Into Action
Author(s): P H Korotkin
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Three cases are presented from the New York State Department of Correctional Services research group to demonstrate the usefulness of program research and evaluation staff.
Abstract: The New York corrections system has experienced rapid inmate population growth, coupled with sharp increases in the incidence of AIDS in correctional facilities. One of the research projects involved the creation of prison population projections. Another focused on developing a model to estimate the number of inmates who would develop AIDS in the next 3 years, based on a database of inmates with AIDS and a blind anonymous HIV prevalence survey conducted in 1988. The third research project has involved the evaluation of the shock incarceration program established by the State legislature in 1987. The results of these projects illustrates the feasibility of using research in policymaking. Figures and 5 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; Corrections research; New York; Prison population prediction; Research uses in policymaking; Shock incarceration programs
Note: Paper presented before the 123rd Congress of Correction's panel, Nashville, Tenn., August 3, 1993
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