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NCJ Number: 158463 Find in a Library
Title: Probation: Heading in New Directions (From Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century, P 172-183, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts, eds. - see NCJ-158451)
Author(s): L Scott
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article explores how new technologies will allow probation agencies to expand community-based intervention programs and effectively supervise even high-risk offenders.
Abstract: Criminal justice experts predict that technology and specialization will make community corrections safer, increasingly innovative, and cost-effective alternatives to incarceration. The Maricopa County (Arizona) probation department is moving toward complete automation of its information system. Field officers will use notebook computers to add information to the database, and the data will produce the numbers and information needed by the department's planning and program division. The department has created a number of programs in which probationers can be supervised in different ways. Some of these alternatives include literacy centers, a drug court, programs for the mentally ill, and a day reporting center; additional intermediate sanctions include day fines, restitution, community service, intensive probation, and risk assessments. 8 references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Arizona; Community-based corrections (adult); Criminology; Future trends; Intermediate sanctions; Probation or parole services; Science and Technology
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