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Call for Papers – Advancing Corrections Journal, Edition #5 – 2018

The Journal invites submission of papers that can be digested and appreciated by practitioners, managers, policy-makers and other correctional professionals. Authors are welcomed to submit papers for one of three sections of the Journal. Featured Articles should be more research oriented and scholarly, including the usual practice of referencing the relevant literature. Another section called Views and Commentaries welcomes shorter and thoughtful discussions of a particularly relevant or emerging issue/topic. And finally, a section we are calling Practice Innovation in Corrections would like to profile what is going on in a given agency/jurisdiction that is especially innovative and can be of interest broadly to others. Each issue of Advancing Corrections focuses on […]

(126.98 KB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: Frank Porporino
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Guidelines for Authors – Advancing Corrections Journal, Edition #5 – 2018

The Journal invites submission of papers that can be digested and appreciated by practitioners, managers, policy-makers and other correctional professionals. Authors are welcomed to submit papers for one of three sections of the Journal. Featured Articles should be more research oriented and scholarly, including the usual practice of referencing the relevant literature. Another section called Views and Commentaries welcomes shorter and thoughtful discussions of a particularly relevant or emerging issue/topic. And finally, a section we are calling Practice Innovation in Corrections would like to profile what is going on in a given agency/jurisdiction that is especially innovative and can be of interest broadly to others. Each issue of Advancing Corrections focuses on […]

(97.21 KB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: Frank Porporino
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Advancing Corrections Journal, Edition #4-2017

This 4th Edition of Advancing Corrections continues with our ambition to become the premier international, practitioner-oriented Journal in corrections. Once again, we are pleased to include contributions from around the world – the US, England, Ireland, Singapore, Belgium, Australia, Argentina and Chile. The theme for this 4th Edition was also particularly ambitious. We welcomed Featured Articles that would highlight “integrated system-level innovation in how rehabilitative services are delivered – either in prison or in the community”. For our Views and Reviews section, we asked for “qualitative studies of how offenders actually experience the services we provide, and the challenges that staff experience in delivering them”. And in our Practice Innovation […]

(2.91 MB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: Frank Porporino
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A Preview of the Advancing Corrections Journal Edition #4-2017

This is a preview of the 4th Edition of the Advancing Corrections Journal. This 4th Edition of Advancing Corrections continues with our ambition to become the premier international, practitioner-oriented Journal in corrections. Once again, we are pleased to include contributions from around the world – the US, England, Ireland, Singapore, Belgium, Australia, Argentina and Chile. The theme for this 4th Edition was also particularly ambitious. We welcomed Featured Articles that would highlight “integrated system-level innovation in how rehabilitative services are delivered – either in prison or in the community”. For our Views and Reviews section, we asked for “qualitative studies of how offenders actually experience the services we provide, and […]

(1.6 MB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: Frank Porporino
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Crime and Justice Bulletin – October 2017

In this Issue: Intensive correction orders versus short prison sentence: A comparison of re-offending Aim: To compare reoffending rates between those who received an intensive correction order (ICO) and those who received short prison sentence (less than two years). Method: Offenders’ demographic characteristics, index offence characteristics, prior convictions and penalties, LSI-R score and re-offences were extracted from the Re-offending Database maintained by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.Using logistic regression model with inverse probability of treatment weighting, the effect of penalty choice on re-offending was estimated. Doubly robust estimation and bivariate probit model with an instrumental variable were also used to address potential model misspecification and endogeneity of […]

(418.36 KB) | 7. November 2017 | Author: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Department of Justice
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Criminological Highlights – October 2017

This issue address the following questions: How can school policies affect crime? Why do Black Americans have less confidence in the police than White Americans? What kinds of jobs will reduce offending among those who have been involved in crime? How do courts punish those who have not been found guilty? Does what men look like affect the sentences they receive? What are the challenges facing First Nations police services in Canada? Do drug courts encourage police to charge minor drug offenders? Why does the incarceration of parents lead, eventually, to lower earnings for their children?

(447.75 KB) | 6. November 2017 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Criminological Highlights – July 2017

This issue of Criminological Highlights addresses the following questions: 1. Why is it in the public interest to allow people to free themselves from their criminal records? 2. What kinds of events are likely to cause an increase in police use of force in dealing with ordinary citizens? 3. Do highly informed citizens think that sentences are too lenient? 4. What can be done to create more smoothly running prisons? 5. What is the first step that cities should take to prepare for events that might involve citizen protests? 6. Do transfers to adult court hurt youths’ life chances? 7. How accurate are predictions of future intimate partner violence? 8. […]

(422.51 KB) | 11. October 2017 | Author: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The New Zealand Corrections Journal – Volume 5, Issue 1: July 2017

To promote good practice and encourage professionalism, The New Zealand Corrections has launched a journal – Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal. The journal offers in-depth, academic and practice-focused articles. We recommend it for all those working professionally with offenders, especially in New Zealand. Volume 5, Issue 1: July 2017

(3.68 MB) | 9. August 2017 | Author: New Zealand Corrections Department
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Beyond the Wall, Edition #2-2017

In this second edition of Beyond The Wall we have included articles on good practices from across the world. Read about a healthcare initiative in Russia, information on Australia’s latest prison, radicalisation programmes in Thailand, insights on applications of European policies and standards, studies on children with incarcerated parents, current trends in prison planning and design, and an overview of prison reform in Ukraine.

(n/a) | 20. June 2017 | Author: Aleksandar Petrov
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Beyond the Wall, Edition #1-2016

The first edition of the newsletter “Beyond the Wall” contains articles, interviews, researches and stories on a broad range of topics – radicalisation, reintegration, women offenders, staff training, research and statistics, mental health disorders and traumatic experience.

(n/a) | 20. June 2017 | Author: Aleksandar Petrov
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