Use of Force by Correctional Officers: A Comparison of Public and Private Correctional Facilties

Gaylene Styve Armstrong, Arizona State University West
Marie L. Griffin, Arizona State University West

This paper examines and compares the level of inappropriate use of force between public and private juvenile correctional facilities. Data collected from over 4,500 juveniles and l,300 correctional staff at residential faciltiies throughout the United States were analyzed.

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