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Title: Court Security and the Transportation of Prisoners: A National Study, Executive Summary
Author(s): B B Bosarge
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-0005
Sale Source: National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The sharp rise in acts of violence in courtrooms has caused the National Sheriffs Association (NSA) to re-evaluate its methods of safeguarding the transportation of prisoners.
Abstract: Attacks in court have ranged from minor disturbances and physical assaults to senseless acts of murder and injury. Further, many bailiffs, constables, deputy sheriffs, marshals, and others charged with court security and prisoner transport are not fully prepared to meet this new and emerging challenge. The NSA's evaluation looks at the current state-of-the-art in court security and prisoner transport, identifies common areas where improvements should be made, and recommends methods for upgrading court security and prisoner transport procedures. While the focus of the study is on the role of sheriffs, useful information is also provided for the judiciary, law enforcement agencies, and private security companies. The evaluation methodology is outlined, and evaluation findings and recommendations are presented according to administration, emergency and health considerations, fire protection and firearms, personnel, training and staff development, inventory and property control, physical facilities, and security and control.
Main Term(s): Court security
Index Term(s): Facility security; National Sheriffs Association; NIJ grant-related documents; Physical crime prevention; Police policies and procedures; Prisoner transport; Sheriffs; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
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