The Virtual Prison: Community Custody and the Evolution of Imprisonment

The Virtual Prison: Community Custody and the Evolution of Imprisonment

by Julian V. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521536448

ISBN-13: 9780521536448

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unable to keep up with increased numbers of convicted offenders, governments and criminal justice systems have been seeking new ways to control and punish offenders. One sanction adopted in Canada and some parts of Europe and the USA is community custody, which attempts to recreate the punitive nature of prison but without incarceration. This book analyses the…  See more details below

Overview

Unable to keep up with increased numbers of convicted offenders, governments and criminal justice systems have been seeking new ways to control and punish offenders. One sanction adopted in Canada and some parts of Europe and the USA is community custody, which attempts to recreate the punitive nature of prison but without incarceration. This book analyses the effectiveness of this approach and explores its implications for offenders and society as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521536448
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction to the concept of community custody1
2The way we punish now22
3Conceptualizing community custody38
4Representative models of community custody66
5Coming home to prison : offender perceptions and experiences92
6The effect of community custody on prison admissions116
7Public attitudes to community custody131
8Making community custody sentences work154

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