Basic Behavioral Procedures in Closed Institutions

  • Michael A. Milan


Continuing professional interest in the use of behavior change strategies with juvenile and adult offenders is amply documented by the literature reviews that have appeared during the past decade (Braukmann & Fixsen, 1975; Braukmann, Fixsen, Phillips, & Wolf, 1975; Burchard & Harig, 1976; Burchard & Lane, 1982; Davidson & Seidman, 1974; Geller, Johnson, Hemlin, & Kennedy, 1977; Johnson, 1977; Kennedy, 1976; Milan & Long, 1980; Milan & McKee, 1974; Musante, 1975; Nietzel, 1979; Sandford & Bateup, 1973; Stumphaiizer, 1981). Most of these reviews have examined behavioral applications in both closed institutions and community-based settings. The reviewers have provided general descriptions of behavioral programs in the areas of crime and delinquency, the characteristics of the behaviors that have been targeted in those programs, and the legal and ethical issues inherent in providing services and conducting research in closed institutions.


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  • Michael A. Milan
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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