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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Reports, No. 223, January/February 1991

NCJ Number
Rod Miller; George E. Sexton; Victor J. Jacobsen; Charles B. DeWitt; J. Thomas McEwen; Barbara Allen-Hagen
Date Published
30 pages
This document features articles on making jails productive, information sharing in corrections construction, computer ethics and children in custody. It also contains abstracts of other publications on topics of interest to criminal justice professionals.
Many inmates in American jails are earning privileges, earning wages that go toward repayment of custodial costs and compensation to crime victims, or honing new skills that improve their chances for successful employment following release. All of these programs help keep jail costs down and reduce jail violence stemming from idleness. The document contains articles on the Construction Information Exchange, which provides easy access to the latest concepts and techniques for planning, financing and constructing new prisons and jails; defining the line between ethical and unethical computer use as an important step in preventing computer crime; and statistics on children in custody. It also contains abstracts of publications concerning corrections; crime prevention; criminology; drugs and crime; juvenile justice; law enforcement; offenses; reference and statistics; staff resource development; system policy and planning; technology and systems; and victims. Notes