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Boot Camps, Adult

  • By: Georgen Guerrero
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Adult boot camps, also known as “shock incarceration” programs, were first implemented in Georgia and in Oklahoma in late 1983. Boot camps are a form of intermediate sanction that emphasize a military-style atmosphere with hard physical labor, strict physical training, exercise, ...

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