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NCJ Number: 157029 Find in a Library
Title: Political Construction of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Alternatives to Incarceration
Journal: Evaluation and Program Planning  Volume:17  Issue:2  Dated:(April-June 1994)  Pages:197-203
Author(s): D J Palumbo; M Musheno; M Hallett
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes positive and negative political constructions of an alternative dispute resolution program in Arizona and alternatives to incarceration in Arizona.
Abstract: The article is based on evaluations of mediation programs in seven sites in Arizona in 1993 and evaluations of shock incarceration and home arrest during 1990-1993. The authors were struck by the similarities in the interpretations of alternative dispute resolution programs such as mediation and alternatives to incarceration programs such as home arrest and shock incarceration. The authors found that the opposing construction of these programs are similar, although they are institutionally separate programs and usually not considered together by analysts. They conclude by discussing the policy consequences of each and suggest that the claimsmakers who believe that the programs are beneficial will probably prevail in the moral discourse, although considerable opposition is developing to these claims. References
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Alternatives to institutionalization; Arizona; Conflict resolution; Home detention; Intermediate sanctions; Media coverage; Shock incarceration programs
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