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NCJ Number: 157185 Find in a Library
Title: Probation, Courts and Sentencing
Journal: Criminal Justice Digest  Issue:85  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:11-13
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Probation services, court operations, and sentencing practices in England and Wales during 1993 and 1994 are reviewed.
Abstract: The challenge to the Probation Service is to maintain an increased workload without increased resources and without reducing the quality of service delivery or overly burdening staff. Successful probation programs are being operated, although compliance with community standards is of some concern. Reforms to the probation system are being considered that affect probation officer recruitment and the amount of authority magistrates and judges exercise over the content of community sentences. Statistics indicate that 48,800 people started probation orders in 1994 and that 50,200 started community service orders. With respect to court operations, the Court Service was launched in April 1995. Court reforms being contemplated concern prosecution and defense disclosure in criminal proceedings and the establishment of a sentencing council to issue sentencing guidelines.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Community service order; Community service programs; Correctional reform; Corrections in foreign countries; Court reform; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign probation or parole services; Foreign sentencing; Sentencing guidelines; Wales
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