Boot Camps: An Intermediate Sanction

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University Press of America, 1999 - Social Science - 169 pages
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Boot Camps introduces to the criminal justice profession a general, but comprehensive look at this military style alternative to incarceration. The authors demystify this relatively unknown treatment program by closely tracing the history of the use of this military model in US prisons to its revitalization by contemporary correctional experts. Boot Camps provide the reader with theoretical and practical arguments regarding the implications underlying this sentencing option. It reveals the social, political, and economic contexts that resurrected this punitive, yet rehabilitative, approach to "getting tough" on crime. This book also reveals the effect that boot camps have on the crime rate, criminal offenders, public outcry, and strained correctional budgets. Using professional jargon in an easy-to-read format, the authors provide the general public with a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of boot camps.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The History of Boot Camps in America
7
Drug Use History and Shock Incarceration Outcome
25
What Disciplinary Rehabilitation Unit Participants Are Saying About Shock Incarceration The Alabama Experience
33
Do Attitudinal Changes Among Boot Camp Participants Predict Recidivism?
49
A Four Year Tracking Investigation on Boot Camp Participants A Study of Recidivism Outcome
67
A Tracking Investigation to Determine Boot Camp Success And Offender Risk Assessment For CRIPP Participants
87
Effective Aftercare Provisions Could Hold the Key to the Rehabilitative Effects of Shock Incarceration Programs
97
Conclusion
111
GLOSSARY
121
INDEX
145
About the Authors
169
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James F. Anderson is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Laronistine Dyson is CEO and Executive Director of Residential Alternatives, Inc. in Louisville KY.
Jerald C. Burns is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Alabama State University.

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