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NCJ Number: 134900 Find in a Library
Title: Alternatives to Imprisonment in Australia and New Zealand (From Research Workshop on Alternatives to Imprisonment, Volume I, P 247-271, 1990 -- See NCJ-134897)
Author(s): D Challinger
Corporate Author: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 16
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: Both Australia and New Zealand make extensive use of alternatives to institutionalization and have criminal justice policies supporting community-based corrections, although New Zealand makes greater use of imprisonment than Australia does.
Abstract: Fines are the main noncustodial sentence in Australian and New Zealand courts of summary jurisdiction. They also use sentence suspensions, probation, and community service orders. Victoria recently introduced the community-based order which combines the elements of probation, community service, and reporting to a community corrections center. Post-conviction alternatives include work release, parole, and home detention such as the home detention program operating in the Northern Territory. Tables
Main Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections policies; Foreign sentencing; New Zealand
Note: See NCJ-134903 for Volume II
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