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NCJ Number: NCJ 241886    
Title: Punitive Trends and Stable Imprisonment Rates in Canada (From Crime, Punishment, and Politics in Comparative Perspective, P 297-369, 2007, Michael Tonry, ed. - See NCJ-241880)
Author(s): Cheryl Marie Webster ; Anthony N. Doob
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 73
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
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Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.press.uchicago.edu 
Type: Historical Overview ; Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This essay explores the stability of Canada's level of imprisonment from 1960 to 2005 contrasts with the increased incarceration rates experienced by Canada's most obvious comparators - the United States and England and Wales.
Abstract: The stability of Canada's level of imprisonment from 1960 to 2005 contrasts with the increased incarceration rates experienced by Canada's most obvious comparators - the United States and England and Wales. Canada is not immune to pressure for harsher practices and policies, but at least until the end of 2005, it countered or balanced these trends with other moderating forces. Canadians have largely minimized the impact of risk factors at the root of higher imprisonment levels elsewhere. Certain protective factors have limited the extent to which Canada has adopted the same punitive policies documented in the United States and England and Wales. Several potentially ominous signs on the Canadian horizon, however, could erode the balanced approach that has characterized Canada's response to wide punitive trends over the past 45 years. (Published Abstracts)
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Punishment ; Incarceration and Imprisonment ; Comparative analysis ; Trend analysis ; Corrections in foreign countries ; Canada ; United Kingdom ; United States of America
   
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