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Title: Psychological Principles Promote Behavioral Change in Boot Camp
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:62  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:37-48
Author(s): T H Blau; J T Super; C B Wells
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses intervention techniques designed to change the self-awareness of criminal offenders in boot camp settings, based on the experience of the Manatee County (Florida) Sheriff's Office boot camp (MCOSBC).
Abstract: The sheriff's office conducted a needs assessment which analyzed changes in juvenile crime, youthful violence, and recidivism; a needs assessment is best performed by interviewing potential partners and determining primary, secondary, and tertiary expectations for outcome related to the issue of concern. For example, outcome expectations might encompass a significant reduction in recidivism among youthful offenders, a reduction in violent crimes, an increase in offenders' reading skills, and a drop in alcohol- and drug-related activity by boot camp graduates. The MCSOBC is based on the principles of behavior modification, cognitive restructuring, authoritarian personality theory, environmental management, and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Specific interventions focus on group identification and cohesion, academic skill development, physical fitness, counseling, graduated progress, isolation, discipline, life skills training, and follow- up. 4 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Florida; Needs assessment; Shock incarceration programs
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