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NCJ Number: 237099 Find in a Library
Title: Perceptions of German Prison Officials While Visiting American Correctional Facilities: An Example of a Fruitful International Collaboration
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:55  Issue:7  Dated:October 2011  Pages:1020-1033
Author(s): Harry R. Dammer; Dieter Bindzus; Harald Martens
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 14
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on the similarities and differences between the German and American correctional systems.
Abstract: In June 2007, a group of 15 prison psychologists, social workers, wardens, and correctional administrators from across Germany visited the northeast United States for the purpose of conducting tours of various kinds of correctional facilities. The trip was organized through a collaborative effort from the authors over a period of 2 years. This article describes the correctional facilities visited and observations made by the Germans during their correctional facility tours and will focus on the similarities and differences between the German and American correctional systems. The article clearly reflects how international academic collaborations can provide a variety of benefits for those willing to physically venture beyond boarders. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Germany; International cooperation; United States of America
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