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NCJ Number: 135742 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Non-custodial Sanctions in the Treatment of Law Breakers in Singapore (From Resource Material Series No. 38, P 278-283, 1990, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute -- See NCJ-135723)
Author(s): L K Chieng
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 6
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: The Singapore Penal Code includes several provisions for the use of alternative sanctions at various stages of the sentencing process.
Abstract: Non-custodial sanctions in sentencing include fines, conditional discharge, absolute discharge, and probation orders. Alternatives to imprisonment at the post-sentencing stage range from remission to work release schemes for short-term prisoners and pre-release employment schemes for long-term prisoners. The Juvenile Court is empowered to impose any of these non-custodial sanctions on offenders: acquittal or discharge, release on bond, commitment to the care of a relative, probation, or parole of an offender from approved schools. The Ministry of Home Affairs is currently investigating the possible future use of community service orders and home detention as ways to divert minor offenders from the criminal justice system. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Foreign criminal codes; Foreign sentencing
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Foreign correctional systems; Singapore
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