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? provides the most up-to-date assessment of the major perspectives and issues related to the current state of boot camps. The book goes beyond cursory examinations of the effectiveness of boot camps, presenting an in-depth view of a greater variety of issues. Correctional Boot Camps examines empirical evidence on boot camps drawn from diverse sources including male, female, juvenile, and adult programs from across the nation.  

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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.

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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 (03/20/2007)

"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 (03/20/2007)

-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 (03/20/2007)

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