ERIC Number: ED151540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
A Dialogue: Crime, Corrections and the Community. Final Evaluation Report.
Firland Correctional Center, Seattle, WA.
Results are reported of four community dialogues held in Seattle, Washington, involving members of the community, residents of the nearby Firlands Mini-Prison, and professionals working in various areas of legal and justice systems. The four dialogue sessions covered the following topics: (1) the correctional system as a reflection of social values, and citizen impact on the development of correctional programs; (2) the community's response to crime, and citizens' responsibility for controlling and preventing crime; (3) citizens' involvement in correctional institutions, and the impact correctional facilities have on citizens; and (4) the future of treatment programs for offenders, and the impact of citizens on the future of crime prevention and treatment programs. The document contains a final evaluation form which gives audience and participant statistics, a list of issues discussed and a brief synopsis of the program activities, a statement of the contributions made by each of the humanities scholars involved in the discussions, a brief description of the dialogues which took place between the scholars and the community members and an evaluation of the impact of these dialogues on the community members, an opinion poll for the participants on various crime-related issues, and many examples of contributions made by the participants in the dialogues. (BB)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Relations, Community Support, Conference Reports, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Crime, Discussion, Human Relations Programs, Humanism, Intergroup Education, Prisoners, Program Descriptions, Punishment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for the Humanities, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Firland Correctional Center, Seattle, WA.