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NCJ Number: 170384 Find in a Library
Title: Conceptualizing the Management of Violent Inmates
Journal: Corrections Management Quarterly  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1997)  Pages:1-9
Author(s): C A Innes; V D Verdeyen
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 9
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article proposes dividing violent offenders into subgroups so that appropriate corrections strategies can be introduced.
Abstract: As the number of offenders has grown over the past several years, so too has the number of inmates classified as violent. The crowding in high security institutions continues as inmates who are young and serving lengthy sentences act out aggressively and thus require greater security for longer periods of time. By means of assessment, violent offenders can be divided into three subgroups: (1) inmates who have learned to be violent; (2) inmates who cannot regulate their violence because of mental disabilities; and (3) inmates who are violent and have severe personality disorders. By sorting violent offenders into these groups, appropriate corrections strategies can be introduced. This conceptual scheme is designed to focus on decision making in correctional settings to manage aggressive or disruptive inmates; the article does not argue in support of any particular assessment instruments or recommend any specific programming approaches or treatment intervention strategies. References
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Antisocial attitudes; Mentally ill offenders; Offenders with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; Personality assessment; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Prison management; Problem behavior; Psychological theories; Special needs offenders; Theory; Violent inmates
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