ERIC Number: ED084358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Marshaling Citizen Power to Modernize Corrections.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC.
The pamphlet is the most recent in a series of National Chamber of Commerce publications designed to stimulate business and other citizen action to improve corrections as one of the three components of the criminal justice system. The Chamber observes that correctional reform is taking place at various governmental levels but that these efforts are inadequate. Facilities for juvenile offenders, probation and parole program funding, correctional planning and personnel are areas cited for improvement. Community-based correction is suggested as a means of rehabilitating the offender and lowering costs; the Sacramento and Stockton Community Treatment Project and Pretrial Intervention are given as examples. Since access to employment is a major factor in reducing recidivism, businessmen are urged to assume the initiative in the rehabilitation process. A two-page list of references and films is included. (AG)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Role, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Human Services, Public Affairs Education, Recidivism, Social Problems, Vocational Rehabilitation
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1615 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 (1-9 copies, $1.00 each; 9-100 copies, $0.80 each; 100+ copies, $0.70 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC.