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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 170385     Find in a Library
Title: Managing Prison Gangs and Other Security Threat Groups
Author(s): C R Huff ; M Meyer
  Journal: Corrections Management Quarterly  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1997)  Pages:10-18
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This article focuses on important policy and procedural issues confronting corrections administrators and examines the state of Ohio's experience in developing its threat group management strategies.
Abstract: Local, State, and Federal correctional institutions are being significantly affected by the growing number of gang-involved offenders being committed to these institutions. The article discusses policy and procedural issues facing corrections administrators and examines Ohio's development of threat group management strategies. In addition, the article provides information concerning national trends in youth gangs, the behavior of youth gang members in juvenile correctional facilities, and California's approach to dealing with gang-involved youthful offenders. The Ohio and California programs have not yet been the subject of objective, empirical evaluation, but they appear to address many of the needs and risks of individual gang-involved offenders and have received positive initial assessments by both participants and observers. References
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Juveniles ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Corrections management ; Juvenile gang behavior patterns ; Corrections ; Corrections policies ; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups ; Juvenile facility management ; Ohio ; California
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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