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Correctional Boot Camps: Lessons from a Decade of Research

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Publication Date: June 2003

Author(s): Dale G. Parent

Topic: Justice (Prisons and correctional facilities and personnel)

Keywords: crime reduction

Type: Report

Abstract:

Can a program designed to improve an inmate's attitudes and behaviors reduce the likelihood that he or she will commit another crime after release from prison? Could such a program reduce prison populations and costs? This Research for Practice reports on 10 years of data
analyzing the success or failure of correctional boot camps to meet these goals.