Managing Correctional Crises

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Law - 187 pages
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Effective management is essential to the stability and safety of correctional facilities, especially during crisis situations. Managing Correctional Crises explains how to handle prison and jail crises, such as violence, hunger strikes, suicides, hostage takings, and riots, and provides valuable information on the various stages of crises. By using real examples and scenarios, this essential resource provides valuable information on what fuels disturbances, how to spot an impending crisis, general guidelines for managing a crisis, and how to handle specific types of crises. Based on the author's direct experiences of more than 30 years, this is fascinating reading for both corrections professionals and criminal justice students.
 

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Contents

Somethings Coming
15
What Goes Around Comes Around
21
Fanning the Fires
27
Staff Reactions to a Crisis
35
Using Time to Deescalate Conflict
42
To Go In or Not to Go In That Is the Question
48
Just the Beginning
53
Chemicals Kill
59
The Politics of Hum
86
See What You Made Me
93
or Damned Again
107
Disturbances in Segregation The Facts About Max
127
A Land Under Siege
137
viii
144
Keeping the Faith
169
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Notes
66
Hell No We Wont
77

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