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NCJ Number: 170422 Find in a Library
Title: Paying Back: Twenty Years of Community Service
Editor(s): D Whitfield; D Scott
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 165
Sponsoring Agency: Waterside Press
Winchester, SO23 9NN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-872870-13-9
Sale Source: Waterside Press
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Domum Road
Winchester, SO23 9NN,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This collection of essays examines key aspects of the history, practice, and objectives of the 1973 community service order.
Abstract: Since its introduction in 1973, the community service order has grown to be one of the most durable and effective sentencing options available to the court when dealing with offenders for whom neither a custodial sentence nor a fine would be appropriate. In 1992, 43,000 community service orders were made: 10 percent of the total of all sentences and 13 percent of those made by the Crown Court. The order provides a means of re-integrating criminals into society through positive and demanding unpaid work, and makes reparation to the community. Essays in this volume assess the impact of community service; the politics of punishment; access for women; and future developments in community service. In addition, the book discusses analogies from other jurisdictions and important changes affected by the Criminal Justice Act 1991. References, tables, figures, notes, glossary, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community service intake; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign corrections statistics; Foreign courts; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign sentencing statistics; Restitution programs; Sentencing/Sanctions
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