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Boot camps and justice: a contradiction in terms?

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 46

Lynn Atkinson
ISBN 0 642 22942 2 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1995

Abstract

Atkinson examines the idea behind shock incarceration and explores boot camp goals and regimes in the United States to see how well they meet their objectives. She questions their use in Australia, preferring the use of resources which engender positive outcomes in skills, improved self concept and community support.