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NCJ Number: 30920 Find in a Library
Title: INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOLUNTARY TOKEN REINFORCEMENT PROCEDURE IN CHANGING BEHAVIOR OR DIFFICULT TO MANAGE INMATES (FROM AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSN ANNUAL CONG OF CORR, 104TH - PROC, 1975 - SEE NCJ-30907)
Author(s): S V KRUSCHWITZ
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT OF A STUDY TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A TOKEN REINFORCEMENT PROCEDURE IN INCREASING A VARIETY OF INMATE BEHAVIORS IN A MAXIMUM SECURITY UNIT AT A FEDERAL REFORMATORY.
Abstract: A PRELIMINARY FOLLOW-UP OF PROGRAM GRADUATES WAS MADE TO DETERMINE WHETHER INMATES COMPLETING THE PROGRAM WERE SUCCESSFUL. PARTICULAR EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM WHICH AFFORDED AS MUCH FREEDOM OF CHOICE REGARDING PARTICIPATION IN TREATMENT AS POSSIBLE. WHENEVER POSSIBLE, ACTIVITIES WERE MADE AVAILABLE IN SUCH A WAY THAT INMATES DECIDED WHETHER OR NOT TO PARTICIPATE. THIS FEATURE OF THE PROGRAM IS UNIQUE IN DEALING WITH THIS TYPE OF INMATE POPULATION, PROVIDES AN ETHICAL AND LEGAL WAY OF DEALING WITH TREATMENT ISSUES, AND OFFERS GUIDANCE FOR FUTURE PLANNING OF SIMILAR PROGRAMS. THE RESULTS SUPPORT THE PROPOSITION THAT A TREATMENT ALTERNATIVE TO DEALING WITH DIFFICULT TO MANAGE OFFENDERS IS FEASIBLE.
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Federal correctional facilities; Inmate Programs; Maximum security; Studies; Treatment
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