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NCJ Number: 147777 Find in a Library
Title: PRISON OVERCROWDING AND ITS COUNTERMEASURES, STRATEGIES FOR A WIDER USE OF NON-CUSTODIAL MEASURES (FROM RESOURCE MATERIAL SERIES NO. 42, P 80-90, 1992, SEE -- NCJ-147772)
Author(s): H G Dharmadasa
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Japan
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This analysis of strategies for reducing prison overcrowding concludes that a variety of methods are needed that involve many criminal justice process.
Abstract: Although prison construction costs are prohibitive for many countries, renovations and updating facilities must be part of the countries. However, many countries seek prison sentences for far too many offenders. These countries need to introduce sentences that provide alternatives to institutionalization. For this to occur, judges, prosecutors, the police, and the community must all accept these alternatives. Community acceptance is particularly important, but it is not automatically achieved. Criminal justice personnel must convince the public that community- based alternatives are available that can protect their personal safety while punishing and rehabilitating offenders at a much lower social and economic cost to the community. Tables and reference notes
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections policies; Prison overcrowding
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