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Overcrowded prisons and the high cost of incarceration are among the most complex issues surrounding the public debate about reform of the criminal justice system. In this volume, leading experts on sentencing and corrections policy focus on intermediate sanctions designed to reduce the U.S. reliance on prisons. Selected from the highly-regarded and influential journal Overcrowded Times, the essays evaluate major innovative programs such as conflict mediation, financial penalties, community service, electronic monitoring, day-reporting centers, and boot camps.
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Overcrowded prisons and the high cost of incarceration are among the issues at the heart of public debate about reforming the American criminal justice system. Here, essays from the journal Overcrowded Times, written by 26 experts on sentencing and corrections policy, look at the development of intermediate sanctions--such as conflict mediation between victims and offenders, boot camps, financial penalties, and community service--as alternatives to imprisonment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555532215
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Day Fines 19
Day Fines in New York 21
Day-Fine Projects Launched in Four Jurisdictions 26
England Adopts Unit Fines 31
England Abandons Unit Fines 36
Fines Reduce Use of Prison Sentences in Germany 43
In Germany, Fines Often Imposed in Lieu of Prosecution 50
Mediating Conflict Among Victims and Offenders 56
The Effects of Victim-Offender Mediation 59
Restitution 63
Restitution in Philadelphia 65
Community Service Sentences 72
Community Service Sentencing in New York City 74
CSOs Succeed in Scotland 77
Intensive Supervision Probation 89
California ISP Programs Evaluated 91
Evaluating Intensive Supervision Probation and Parole 94
Electronically Monitored Home Detention 104
Electronic Monitoring in Marion County, Indiana 108
Electronic Monitoring in the U.S. 112
Electronic Monitoring in England and Wales 116
Day-Reporting Centers 125
Day-Reporting in Massachusetts 128
Day Centers in England and Wales 131
Boot Camps Failing to Achieve Goals 139
Boot Camps - A National Assessment 149
Vacations for "Terrorists" 161
Defense-Based Sentencing 170
"Love Made Me Go There, Whiskey Caused Me to Shoot Her" - The Alabama Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Sentencing Project 172
Client-Specific Planning in Delaware 175
Client-Specific Planning in the U.S. and Canada 177
Community Corrections Acts 185
Michigan's Community Corrections Act 188
Assessment of Community Corrections Acts 192
The Politics of Community Corrections 198
Bibliography 203
Index 211
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