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This study sought to better understand the concerns of correctional officers and visitors about the process of visitation at five county jails in Pennsylvania. Two qualitative methods, observations and interviews, were used to gather data from correctional officers, visitors, and wardens....
This article examines employee understanding of values, mission, goals, and resulting service delivery within the framework of community-policing. In a quasi-military structure, it is often assumed that once the chief sets the direction, all employees will comply in their behavior and actions....
This article suggests that society can reduce drug-related harms by encouraging responsible, healthy drug use. To this end, drug users themselves should be included in conversations about drugs. Though drug users have historically developed and disseminated norms and traditions that have helped...
By statute, in California (and in many other states) if at the time of trial a defendant’s mental competence is called into question, efforts must be made to render that individual competent before proceeding. If such efforts fail, the person is absolved of criminal responsibility. In light of...
The juvenile justice systems of most Western nations have been under considerable pressure to impose harsher penalties on juvenile offenders. Much of this pressure has come from politicians who argue that the public and juvenile courts are out of step, with the latter being more lenient than the...
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