Brief Preventing Violence and Sexual Assault in Jail: A situational Crime Prevention Approach
Nancy G. La Vigne, Sara Debus-Sherrill, Diana Brazzell, P. Mitchell Downey
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The Jail Sexual Assault Prevention project tests the application of violence reduction strategies informed by situational crime prevention (SCP) theory within three jail facilities. The project collected and synthesized data from multiple sources in order to identify and implement interventions to address each facilitys unique safety challenges: an officer tour system in Site A, a recording camera system in Site B, and crisis intervention training at Site C. The brief provides summary findings on the safety impacts and cost effectiveness of each intervention and discusses the utility of a SCP framework in addressing correctional violence.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Victims of crime Corrections
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center