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NCJ Number: 148115 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Denmark Ministry of Justice
Dept of Prisons
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Denmark Ministry of Justice
1115 Copenhagen, Denmark
Sale Source: Denmark Ministry of Justice
Dept of Prisons
Klareboderne 1
1115 Copenhagen,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Denmark
Annotation: This Program of Principles for Danish prisons and the probation service outline their main purpose, requirements, primary task, and principles, which all lead to certain outcomes relating to service stations, constituent units, and individual staff members.
Abstract: The main purpose of prison and probation work is to reduce criminality in Danish society. All prison and probation work is required to respect the individual offender and generally accepted human rights, refrain from placing more restrictions on offenders than those mandated by law, enforce the law, and take account of the general sense of justice in society and among the victims of crime. The primary task for those in the correctional field is to implement the sanction imposed by the courts on a particular offender. Six principles for prison and probation work outlined here include normalization, openness, exercise of responsibility, security, least possible intervention, and optimum use of resources. Outcome precepts flow from each of these principles and are described here.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Denmark; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign probation or parole services
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