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Victim Impact Programs in the Federal Prison System

Muth, William R
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) JCE (Journal of Correctional Education). 50(2): 62-66.

The Bureau of Prisons has managed programs and services for crime victims since the mid-1980s. These programs are designed to provide inmates’ insights into the nature of the harm done to victims as a result of their crimes, and to encourage inmates to move away from a life of victimizing others. Data collection for this report was accomplished through one on-site visit, 11 staff interviews, and a review of Bureau documents and correspondences. A brief description of two community-based and three institution-based programs is provided. Author’s abstract.


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