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NCJ Number: 147748 Find in a Library
Title: CANBERRA'S FIRST FORENSIC INSTITUTE FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES AND TRAINING (FROM SERIOUS VIOLENT OFFENDERS: SENTENCING, PSYCHIATRY, AND LAW REFORM, 1991, P 171-177, SALLY-ANNE GERULL AND WILLIAM LUCAS, EDS. - SEE NCJ-147734)
Author(s): H Veness
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
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United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Because the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) does not have its own prison, those accused in the ACT are held in a remand center prior to trial.
Abstract: There are two primary drawbacks to this system: first, once the prisoners enter New South Wales, the ACT jurisdiction over them ceases to exist and second, legislative changes to the New South Wales sentencing system affect the fate of ACT prisoners, irrespective of the ACT government. The inadequacies of the system are particularly harmful when it comes to prisoners suffering from mental and emotional disorders, who are often poorly served as a result of placement in the New South Wales prison system. This paper proposes that ACT set up a special purpose system in which both most of its own and prisoners from elsewhere in Australia can be assessed and treated. This proposal outlines the target groups for the system, types of programs to be offered, and the advantages of an Australian Capital Territory site for this type of scheme. 2 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections management; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Violent offenders
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