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Title: PRISON RESEARCH - NEEDS AND METHODOLOGIES - PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, 139TH, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE - WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 30, 1972
Author(s): L H HATTERY
Corporate Author: American Assoc for the Advancement of Science
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: American Assoc for the Advancement of Science
Washington, DC 20005
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IT IS CONCLUDED THAT GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE LACKING BECAUSE OF A LIMITED KNOWLEDGE BASE. MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF HIGH QUALITY IS CONSIDERED THE FIRST REMEDIAL STEP.
Abstract: THIS PAPER PRESENTS THE ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING THE APPROACH TO PRISON RESEARCH REPRESENTED IN THE NINE PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 139TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE. IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE EXISTING PRISON SYSTEM IS INEFFECTIVE, BECAUSE THE RECIDIVISM IS UNACCEPTABLY HIGH. IT IS STATED THERE ARE NO ADEQUATE GUIDELINES FOR PRISON REFORM BECAUSE RESEARCH TO THE PRESENT HAS BEEN RESTRICTED IN PERSPECTIVE, SCOPE, AND DEPTH. MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ABOUT RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND METHODOLOGIES, TOGETHER WITH CRITICAL INTERCHANGE IS CONSIDERED IMPORTANT FOR THE FORMATION OF REFORM GUIDELINES....RCB
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Reform; Research; Research methods; Workshops and seminars
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