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NCJ Number: 156392 Find in a Library
Title: Designing a Progressive Penology: The Evolution of Canadian Federal Corrections
Journal: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health  Volume:3  Issue:4  Dated:(1993)  Pages:268-289
Author(s): F J Porporino; E Baylis
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 22
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Canada's Federal Corrections System is generally reserved for more serious offenders and is a predominantly institution- based system, with less than 10 percent of its staff working in the community.
Abstract: The emphasis of the Canadian correctional system is on the reduction of offending and effective reintegration of offenders into the community rather than on a simplistic just deserts model. The evolution of Canada's system is discussed, and components of the correctional process are detailed. These components include the assessment of risk and crimogenic factors, intervention strategies, the development of the correctional environment itself, and community risk management. The authors point out that most Canadians are apathetic about the Federal Corrections system unless the criminal behavior of others has affected their lives. 46 references, 1 table, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime in foreign countries; Dangerousness; Foreign correctional systems; Just deserts theory; Public Opinion of Corrections; Social reintegration
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