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Austin, James 1948-

Works: 109 works in 251 publications in 1 language and 6,296 library holdings
Genres: Classification  History  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9104, 364.36
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Most widely held works by James Austin
It's about time : America's imprisonment binge by John Irwin( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features critical analysis of the extent and nature of imprisonment in America, the prison experience and the damage it imposes on prisoners, and recent efforts at reform."--Jacket
Reinventing juvenile justice by Barry Krisberg( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painful view of the current state of juvenile justice in the United States is presented in this volume which asks whether the 'children's court' has outlived its usefulness. As pressure builds to handle more children in adult courts and to consign them to adult prisons, the authors explore alternatives to the custodial treatment of juveniles and suggest how the juvenile justice system can, and should, be reformed
Juveniles in adult prisons and jails : a national assessment by James Austin( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by the Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at the George Washington University and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Emerging issues on privatized prisons by James Austin( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study offers a review of the history of privatization, presents a review of relevant research on the issues involved, and compares some of the major findings from the National Survey of State Prison Privatization, 1997, conducted by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (1998) and the Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 1995, conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (1997a), on the benefits and costs associated with private- and public-managed prison facilities"--Executive summary, page ix
Classification of high-risk and special management prisoners : a national assessment of current practices by James Austin( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although high-risk and special management inmates constitute a small percentage of the national inmate population, a disproportionate amount of staff and agency resources must be allocated to them to maintain prisoner safety and institutional security. Recognizing correctional administrators' need for more effective means of identifying potential sources of problems in the inmate population and more proactive strategies for addressing the issues associated with these inmates, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) funded a project to advance the state of knowledge about program and policies that identify, classify, and manage high-risk and special management prisoners. This report presents the project's findings
"Three strikes and you're out" : a review of state legislation by John Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice offers the full text of an article entitled "Three Strikes and You're Out: A Review of State Legislation," by John Clark, James Austin, and D. Alan Henry. The state laws that come under the general label of "three strikes and you're out" attempt to keep offenders convicted repeatedly of serious offenses in prison
Revalidating external prison classification systems : the experience of ten states and model for classification reform by Patricia L Hardyman( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an on-line version of the 146-page report that took ten states and a model to test external prison classification systems. The site lists six basic tasks found to be critical for validating and updating the system. Visitors can access the information by scrolling through the document and using the table-of-contents as a reference
Women in jail : classification issues by Tim Brennan( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three strikes and you're out" : the implementation and impact of strike laws by James Austin( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Children of Ishmael : critical perspectives on juvenile justice : a text with readings( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-site evaluation of boot camp programs : final report( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook for evaluating objective prison classification systems by Jack Alexander( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides prison administrators and evaluators with information on how to best evaluate their objective classification systems to determine whether goals are being met, and if so, to what degree. This handbook offers guidance on the types of evaluations, how they should be designed and implemented, how data should be collected and analyzed, and how findings can be interpreted. Objective classification systems cover many areas, but this manual focuses on security and custody classification, because it is currently a central concern of corrections and criminal justice practitioners. However, the principles set forth apply equally to the evaluation of objective classification instruments in other areas. Chapter 1 introduces the importance of evaluating classification and reviews the most important studies conducted to date. Standards for conducting evaluations and ethical issues that must be considered in conducting research on human subjects are examined. Process and impact evaluations and validation are then briefly reviewed, along with data collection methods
Avoiding overcrowding through policy analysis : the Nevada experience by James Austin( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the use of policy analysis by the Nevada government to address issues associated with prison overcrowding and escalating correctional costs. A research team was formed to gather information, provide statistical analyses of current State sentencing and parole practices; and conduct simulation analysis on the impact of alternative policies on prison, jail, parole, and probation populations. Over 20 legislative reform proposals were tested via the simulation model to determine their impact on the correctional system. The final projection took into account the simultaneous population and cost effects of adopting sentencing, parole, and good-time policy reforms, thus permitting estimates of the interactive effects of policies introduced over a staggered time period and affecting both prison admissions and terms. The findings of the policy analysis dramatized the effects of various policy options. While no immediate changes have thus far occurred, the State is moving toward a process of carefully considering the consequences of possible policy reforms. (NCJRS, modified)
How many Americans are unnecessarily incarcerated? by James Austin( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... provides a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows."--Brennan Center website
It's about time : solving America's prison crowding crisis by John Irwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-jail classification study : final report : executive summary by James Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlocking juvenile corrections : evaluating the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services by Barry Krisberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building bridges-from conviction to employment : a proposal to reinvest corrections savings in an employment initiative : submitted to Representative William Dyson, chair, Appropriations Committee, Connecticut General Assembly by Conference Regarding the Employment of Ex-Offenders( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unmet promise of alternatives to incarceration by Barry Krisberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growing imprisonment of California by James Austin( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Austin, James F

Austin, James F. 1948-

Austin, James F. (James Frank), 1948-

Austin, James Frank 1948-

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