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NCJ Number: 126556 Find in a Library
Title: Standard Minimum Rules for the Implementation of Non-Custodial Sanctions and Measures Involving Restriction of Liberty
Corporate Author: International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
Germany (Unified)
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
D-5300 Bonn 2, Germany, United
Kluwer Law International
Norwell, MA 02061
Publication Number: ISBN 90-6544-417-3
Sale Source: Kluwer Law International
Publicity Manager
101 Philip Drive
Assinippi Park
Norwell, MA 02061
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English; French
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: Composed at a meeting of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation in Groningen, Netherlands, October 8-12, 1988, these minimum rules are intended to guide the implementation of noncustodial sanctions and conditions that restrict offenders' liberty and place them under the authority of a designated agency or person.
Abstract: The rules establish for international use basic principles for the enforcement of noncustodial sanctions. They are also intended to enhance the credibility of noncustodial sanctions as a means of reintegrating offenders into society as law-abiding citizens while respecting their human rights and dignity. The rules regulate a number of situations in which offenders may be vulnerable to the misuse of authority, in violation of offenders' human rights and dignity. Following a statement of general rules, along with commentary, a series of rules is presented to address operational aspects of control, supervision, and the recording and use of information about the offender. Other rules pertain to individual obligations to persons subject to enforcement and organizational requirements, complaints procedure, and offender breach of principal and supplementary obligations and conditions.
Main Term(s): Offender supervision
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections standards
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