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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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