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NCJ Number: 36101 Find in a Library
Title: ANALYSIS OF CORRECTIONAL POLICY IN NEW YORK STATE
Author(s): B A LAVIN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 150
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE INTERPLAY AMONG POLITICALLY POWERFUL GROUPS IN THE NEW YORK STATE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM DURING THE SEVEN YEAR PERIOD FROM 1965 TO 1972.
Abstract: THE CENTRAL QUESTION EXPLORED BY THE STUDY WAS UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS PUBLIC OFFICIALS DISPENSED SYMBOLIC REWARDS SUCH AS STUDY COMMISSIONS AND TASK FORCES AND WHICH CONDITIONS PRODUCED TANGIBLE REWARDS SUCH AS ACTUAL EXPENDITURES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS THAT EFFECT CHANGE. THE ANALYSIS INCLUDES DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM AND AN OUTLINE OF THE RESEARCH ORIENTATION. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE PRISON SYSTEM IN NEW YORK IS PROVIDED FROM 1790 TO 1960. CORRECTIONAL POLICIES ARE EXAMINED FOR THE YEARS 1959 TO 1965, 1965 TO 1970, AND BEYOND 1970. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT THE PENAL SYSTEM IN THE STATE HAS REMAINED ONE IN WHICH BUREAUCRATIC INTERESTS HAVE DOMINATED.
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Correctional reform; Corrections management; Motivation; New York; Policy; Political influences; Studies
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