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NCJ Number: 94238 Find in a Library
Title: Architecture For Justice - Proceedings, March 8-9, 1984, Salt Lake City, Utah
Corporate Author: American Institute of Architects
Cmtte on Architecture for Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC 20006
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on the conference proceedings of Architecture for Justice, a committee of the American Institute of Architects, includes subcommittee reports on educational activities, liaison work with other correctional organizations, and activities pertaining to architectural and construction technology. The appendixes contain papers dealing with such issues as architectural formulation of correctional policy, particular facility design evaluation, and jails designed around a podular architectural design in conjunction with a direct supervision inmate management orientation.
Abstract: The subcommittee report on media relations pertains to the obtaining of speaking engagements on corrections, the securing of architectural periodical articles, and finding more 1984 Exhibit locations. The Public Awareness Subcommittee reports on planned seminars and efforts to make State and local officials aware of issues involved in the planning of new criminal justice facilities. The Subcommittee on organization liaisons breaks down its report into activities associated with communications with specific correctional organizations. Presentations in the appendixes include an article advocating that architects of correctional facilities provide input on correctional policy, notably the need to reduce the use of prisons. Also included in the appendixes are a preliminary postoccupancy evaluation of the San Luis Obispo Juvenile Services Center from an architectural perspective, proposals for a design response to the program needs of the Decker Lake Youth Center in Salt Lake City, a comparative analysis of design schemes for the Dade County Stockade expansion, and a paper describing the principles and dynamics of the design and management of jails that will operate under the podular, direct supervision concept.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Courtrooms; Facility security; Jails; Police facilities; Prison construction; Workshops and seminars
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