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Title: Standards Relating to Architecture of Facilities
Author(s): A M Greenberg
Corporate Author: Juvenile Justice Standards Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 103
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Endowment
Chicago, IL 60611
Andrew W Mellon Foundation
New York, NY 10021
Ballinger Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Herman Goldman Foundation
New York, NY 10005
Juvenile Justice Standards Project
New York, NY 10014
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Vincent Astor Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Grant Number: 71-NI-99-0014; 72-NI-99-0032; 74-NI-99-0043; 75-NI-99-0101; 78-JN-AX-0002;76-JN-99-0018
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These standards, part of a series of volumes of standards relating to juvenile justice administration, provide a comprehensive set of evaluative criteria for the development and realization of architectural programs for juvenile detention and corrections facilities.
Abstract: The principal value that pervades the standards is the concept of normalization, which advocates the development of an environment as close as possible to familiar community life. The standards recommend the development of a range of small, community-based facilities, because such facilities are able to adapt to a range of programs and policy requirements that use community resources, to architecturally relate to the buildings in the surrounding area, and to provide a richer range of security options. The standards have two basic components: procedural and environmental. The procedural component covers the architectural program, which establishes space needs according to policy guidelines and operational proposals. The environmental component refers specifically to design characteristics of facilities as they affect the administration of the facilities. Detailed recommendations are made for the design of group homes, secure corrections facilities, and secure detention facilities. Qualitative prescriptions are made for such furnishings as locks, doors, windows, and beds. A bibliography of 121 listings is provided.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Facility security; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile group houses; Juvenile justice standards
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