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NCJ Number: 158579 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice Policy for the 1990s: A Response to the Government's White Paper "Crime, Justice, and Protecting the Public"
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This document presents a response to the White Paper issued by the government of Great Britain entitled "Crime, Justice, and Protecting the Public."
Abstract: The White Paper provides the opportunity for players in the criminal justice system to address key problems, including the high use of custody, the overrepresentation of blacks in the prison system, and inconsistencies in sentencing between different courts. Some of the proposals put forth in the White Paper which are disputed in this response are those that would encourage longer sentences for violent and sexual crimes, that would change the parole system, and that might increase the use of custody because of parallel increases in violations of community based sanctions. Other elements of the White Paper addressed here include the use of fines as a penalty, the principle of proportionality in sentencing, the value of interagency cooperation, and the need to reduce the use of custody for juvenile offenders.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Criminology; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Foreign sentencing; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Juveniles; National Association Offender Care and Resettlement
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