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Title: ANALYTIC REPORT ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE SURVEY (CONTAINS FOUR SECTIONS ISSUED IN THREE NUMBERED VOLUMES, V 1 - TEXT, V 2 - APP. A TABULATIONS, V 3 - APP. B SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE & SUGGESTED REVISIONS, APP. C SURVEY...)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Opportunity Systems, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 436
Sponsoring Agency: Opportunity Systems, Inc
Washington, DC 20005
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-010-76
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS THREE-VOLUME REPORT PRESENTS A SURVEY OF CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES FUNDED BY LEAA TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION BARRING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE AND SEX.
Abstract: FEDERALLY FUNDED STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES ARE CHARACTERIZED WITH REGARD TO THEIR TREATMENT OF MINORITY AND FEMALE CLIENTELE. DATA ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF REHABILITATION THROUGH THE USE OF TRAINING PROGRAMS AIMED AT THE PRSEPARATION OF CLIENTELE FOR RE-ENTRY INTO THE SOCIETY OUTSIDE OF THE AGENCY OR INSTITUTION. THE REPORT IS ORGANIZED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER: A DESCRIPTION OF THE AGENCIES WHICH RESPONDED TO THE SURVEY WITH USABLE DATA AND SOME OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THESE AGENCIES; A DESCRIPTION OF THE POPULATION OF THE AGENCIES, INCLUDING COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE MINORITY AND NONMINORITY POPULATIONS; AND AN ASSESSMENT OF THE TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL, GENERAL MAINTENANCE, AND PRISON INDUSTRY PROGRAMS IN SPECIFIC AGENCIES, AS WELL AS AN INDICATION OF THE REGIONS AND STATES SHOWING LARGE NUMBERS OF AGENCIES WITH LOW RATES OF PARTICIPATION OF MINORITIES IN EACH TYPE OF PROGRAM. IT IS NOTED THAT SEVERAL FACTORS DETRACTED FROM THE POTENTIAL SUCCESS OF THE SURVEY. ONE FACTOR WAS THE QUESTIONNAIRE CONSTRUCTION, AND OTHER WERE RELATED TO THE INABILITY OF CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES TO SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DATA. SINCE THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT WAS NOT SUBJECTED TO A PRETEST, IT DID NOT BENEFIT FROM REVISIONS WHICH WOULD HAVE YIELDED MORE ACCURATE DATA. MANY OF THE RESPONDING AGENCIES PROVIDED SOME DATA ON THE FORMS, BUT OMITTED OTHER STATISTICS DUE TO ALLEGED LACK OF DATA. VOLUME I CONTAINS SUPPORTING TABLES AND AN EVALUATION OF THE PROJECT METHODOLOGY AND RECOMMENDATION. VOLUME II, CONSITITUTING APPENDIX A, PRESENTS COMPUTER TABLES, WHILE VOLUME III, PRESENTING APPENDIXES B AND C, CONTAINS THE SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE, SUGGESTED REVISIONS, AND SURVEY PROCEDURES.
Index Term(s): Civil rights; Correctional institutions (adult); Discrimination; Inmate Programs; Minorities; Surveys
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