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NCJ Number: 134896 Find in a Library
Title: Research Workshop on Alternatives to Imprisonment, Volume I
Corporate Author: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 938
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
Sale Source: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Torino,
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: These 13 papers, literature review, and bibliography present the alternatives to incarceration being used in Africa, Arab countries, Asia and the Pacific Region, Australia, Europe, and North America and list empirical and descriptive literature published between 1980 and 1989.
Abstract: Alternatives discussed include restitution, probation, home detention, work release, community service, intermediate sanctions, and the electronic monitoring of offenders. The main language of the bibliography is English, although non-English titles are included. The bibliography includes 3,599 citations. They focus on sentencing, alternatives to imprisonment, implementation methods, eligibility, rationales, the attitudes of various groups toward correctional alternatives, training, and evaluations regarding recidivism and other factors. Tables, figures, chapter reference notes, and index to the bibliography
Main Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections policies; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign laws; Foreign sentencing
Note: Research workshop document prepared for Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, Cuba, August 27-September 7, 1990. See NCJ-134903 for Volume II
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