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NCJ Number: 31102 Find in a Library
Title: BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION - IN THE RIGHT HANDS
Journal: TRIAL  Volume:11  Issue:6  Dated:(NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:32-33 AND 36
Author(s): B S BROWN
Corporate Author: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE QUESTIONS OF INFORMED CONSENT AND ETHICAL SAFEGUARDS, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF EMERGING LEGAL RULINGS IN MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION ON INMATES ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF INFORMED CONSENT ARE GIVEN AS: A FAIR EXPLANATION OF THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED AND THEIR PURPOSES, INCLUDING AN IDENTIFICATION OF THOSE THAT ARE EXPERIMENTAL; A DESCRIPTION OF ANY EXPECTED DISCOMFORTS AND RISKS; A DESCRIPTION OF THE BENEFITS; AND A DISCLOSURE OF APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES. RECENT LEGAL DECISIONS REVEAL THAT MANY OF THE INDUCEMENTS OFFERED TO INMATES AS PART OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION OR TOKEN ECONOMY SCHEMES MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE INMATE WHETHER HE PARTICIPATES OR NOT, AS PART OF HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AGAINST CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Code of ethics; Cruel and unusual punishment; Inmate attitudes; Inmate Programs; Inmates; Medical research
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