The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: transforming an in-house culture of violence through a jail-based programme.

@article{Gilligan2005TheRT,
  title={The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: transforming an in-house culture of violence through a jail-based programme.},
  author={James R. Gilligan and Bandy X. Lee},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          149-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND The usual modes of incarceration have not been found to curb violence significantly, even while in custody. A jail-based programme called the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP) was created with the hypothesis that immersing men with a history of serious, recent and often multiple violent crimes in an intensive, multi-modal in-house 'culture' would serve as a possible first step to preventing further violence. METHODS Two years of incident reports were reviewed for the… 

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