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Correctional Boot Camps: Military Basic Training or a Model for Corrections? by Doris L. MacKenzie
  

Correctional Boot Camps: Military Basic Training or a Model for Corrections?

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Correctional Boot Camps: Military Basic Training or a Model for Corrections? by Doris L. MacKenzie

Boot camps have been a subject of much controversy in the corrections field and this book deals with the issues in a forthright manner representing the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous assessment of correctional boot camps in print. Going beyond cursory examinations of effectiveness it takes a much deeper approach to a greater variety of issues. This book will act as a resource guide containing many of the most cited findings on boot camps drawn from a variety of sources and covering male, female, juvenile, and adult programs from across the US.

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The primary strength of the book is that it provides a fairly comprehensive reader for researchers, teachers, and students interested in a detailed examination of boot camps. In addition, it consolidates a wide variety of articles that discuss the topic of correctional boot camps in one easily accessible location. Consequently, readers interested in the topic of correctional boot camps will walk away from this book with a more detailed knowledge about correctional boot camps then when began and, as such, will find the book a worthwhile read. -- David C. May


About the Author

Doris Layton MacKenzie, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a Researcher of Distinction, and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps, Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps, Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision and The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions and What Works in Corrections. Dr. MacKenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing. is Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and Director of the Evaluation Research Group. Prior to this position, she earned her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, was on the faculty of the Louisiana State University where she was honored as a Researcher of Distinction, and was awarded a Visiting Scientist position at the National Institute of Justice. As Visiting Scientist, she provided expertise to Federal, State and Local jurisdictions on correctional boot camps, correctional policy, intermediate sanctions, research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses, and evaluation techniques. As an expert in criminal justice, Dr. MacKenzie has consulted with State and Local jurisdictions, and has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees. She has an extensive publication record on such topics as examining what works to reduce crime in the community, inmate adjustment to prison, the impact of intermediate sanctions on recidivism, long-term offenders, methods of predicting prison populations, self-report criminal activities of probationers and boot camp prisons. She directed funded research projects on the topics of: Multi-Site Study of Correctional Boot Camps, Descriptive Study of Female Boot Camps, Probationer Compliance with Conditions of Supervision and The National Study of Juvenile Correctional Institutions and What Works in Corrections. Dr. MacKenzie is Past-Chair of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Corrections and Sentencing. Gaylene Styve Armstrong, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Arizona State University West. She obtained her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland. Her research has focused on corrections, juvenile delinquency, and applied statistical modeling. She was principal investigator on grant funded by the National Institute of Justice that examined the effects of privatization on environmental quality in juvenile correctional facilities. This research on privatization resulted in a book titled Private vs. Public Operation of Juvenile Correctional Facilities. Some of her other recent research can also be found in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly and Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency. Recently, Armstrong was nominated for the Carnegie Foundation's U.S. Professor of the Year Award for her excellence in teaching.

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Publication date

27th February 2004

Author

Doris L. MacKenzie

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
344 pages

Categories

Penology & punishment

ISBN

9780761929383

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