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The Jail and the University: Make It Worth Their While

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Fall 11-2008


The article focuses on the effort of the American Jail Association to forge a strong relationship between the jail community and colleges in the U.S. The association hopes to augment jail staff with college-educated professionals in an effort to gain broader scholarly attention in the form of courses, textbooks, faculty and student research. The author believes that the task of the association to elicit and sustain academic interest in jail operation is a difficult, but not an impossible one.