Effects of a Simulated Nature View on Cognitive and Psycho-Physiological Responses of Correctional Officers in a Jail Intake Area

12-11-2012 15:59

Authors: Jay Farbstein, Melissa Farling, Richard Wener.
Year of Publication: 2009.
Country of Study: USA

In an attempt to understand one aspect of the impact of correctional facility environments on inmates and staff, this research studied the influence of views of nature, designed into the booking area of the Sonoma County Jail, on the stress and mental functioning of the jail staff.

The hypothesis of the study was stated as “views of nature, introduced into a jail booking area, would be expected to result in a measurable reduction in levels of stress experienced by inmates and staff, compared to the situation prior to the intervention.”

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  • Academy on Architecture for Justice
  • Correctional Facility
  • Executive Summaries
  • Jail Design
  • Research
  • stress

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