Vol. 34 Nbr. 2, June 2009
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- Disparate Outcomes for adjudicated delinquent youths.
- An examination of legal cases involving the use of Tasers and stun guns on pretrial detainees.
- Stressors and burnout among correctional staff.
- Computer use for/by inmates.
- Thai princess comes to the aid of female inmates.
- Attorney General addresses sentencing policy.
- Dogs trained in prison for injured veterans.
- Texas officials can withdraw from inmate accounts.
- In a study of more than 20,000 adults entering five local jails, researchers documented serious mental illnesses in 14.5 percent of the men and 31 percent of the women. Taken together, this comprises 16.9 percent of those studied.
- Individuals first arrested for robbery at age 18 had the same arrest rate 7.7 years later as a same-age individual in the general population.
- More than three-quarters (77 percent) of adults believe alternatives to incarceration do not decrease public safety.
- The U.S. needs to reduce its overreliance on incarceration and detention of juveniles, and instead redirect resources into proven strategies that cost less, enhance public safety and increase the success of youths who come in contact with the juvenile courts.
- Corrections Calendar.
- Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America.
- Continuing education home-study quiz.