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Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons

Day, Andrew, Casey, Sharon, Vess, James and Huisy, Gina 2011, Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons, Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice, no. 427, pp. 1-6.

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Title Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons
Author(s) Day, Andrew
Casey, Sharon
Vess, James
Huisy, Gina
Journal name Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice
Issue number 427
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Australian Institute of Criminology
Place of publication Canberra, ACT
Publication date 2011-09
ISSN 0817-8542
1836-2206
Summary Although in some ways communities appear to be increasingly more risk aversive and punitive in their attitudes toward offenders, the development and proliferation of a range of rehabilitation programs that aim to address the problems that lead to offending represents an important component of contemporary criminal justice policy in Australia.
This research is based on the premise that the social climate of a prison will exert a profound influence on rehabilitative outcomes. In this paper, the authors present their validation of the Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) measure of prison social climates and the findings offer further support for measuring and identifying the means by which a prison’s social climate can be assessed. It is proposed that the measure be routinely used to audit the social climate of a prison or prison unit on an annual basis. This would enable changes over time to be assessed, standards and targets set, and the need for additional resources or interventions identified and responded to. Further research is required to establish how a social climate might be modified or changed in a way that would enhance rehabilitative outcomes.
Language eng
Field of Research 160202 Correctional Theory, offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
1602 Criminology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, Australian Institute of Criminology
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073489

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