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NCJ Number: 98285 Find in a Library
Title: Corporate Planning Programs (From Women in the Prison System Proceedings, P 199-206, 1984, Suzanne Hatty, ed.- See NCJ-98278)
Author(s): J Hemphill
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: The purpose of the corporate planning program at the Department of Corrective Services in New South Wales, Australia is to develop a set of articulated purposes and goals that have two vital aims: to guide the activities of the different divisions in the organization, and to involve of staff of all levels.
Abstract: The program's overall purpose is to provide a broad range of community-based and custodial services for the humane management and care of all persons referred to the department. Underlying beliefs include the ideas that prisons are a last resort, and the Corrective Services Department has an obligation to provide developmental opportunities aimed towards a restoration of social liberty and responsibility as quickly as possible. In addition, corrections should be carried out in a environment where the competing rights and needs of the law, the community, and the offender have been balanced. Within this context, the differences between women's and men's prisons should be considered, along with the question of whether women should be separated from men as punishment, protection, or because of special needs. The assumptions and beliefs underlying separation must be examined in the context of equality of opportunity for men and women, the reality of sexual activity in prison, and the relevance of the concept of protecting women in today's society. Six references are provided.
Index Term(s): Australia; Children of incarcerated offenders; Female inmates; Penology; Women's correctional institutions
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