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Title: Issues in Corrections
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): M A Henry
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 60
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue focuses on several areas of corrections and criminal justice, as American society reexamines ways in which it can handle violators of its laws and regulations most appropriately.
Abstract: The debate is typified today by growing public support for the extreme punishment of offenders, as symbolized by the return of inmate chain gangs. The articles in this special issue discuss various topics including the changing methodology of prison research, the development of a multidisciplinary managerial approach to corrections, the use of deadly force by police departments, and the debatable effectiveness of shock incarceration programs in terms of their impact on recidivism rates.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections research; Police use of deadly force; Shock incarceration programs
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