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NCJ Number: 185021 Find in a Library
Title: Diversion and Standard and Intensive Supervised Probation Programs (From Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective, Third Edition, P 359-409, 2001, Dean J. Champion -- See NCJ-185013)
Author(s): Dean J. Champion
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall (Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc)
Paramus, NJ 07652-5240
Sale Source: Prentice Hall (Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc)
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of diversion and standard and intensive supervised probation programs discusses the characteristics, philosophy, and functions of particular types of such programs.
Abstract: Diversion occurs prior to any formal adjudication of offender guilt and is best described as a type of preconviction probation. Diversion is included as part of corrections in this chapter because it is ordinarily administered by various corrections agencies in most jurisdictions. In contrast, probation is granted after a conviction has been obtained. A summary of alternative dispute resolution and victim-offender reconciliation is followed by a review of the history of probation in the United States. Next, the philosophy of probation is discussed, along with its functions (punishment, deterrence, community reintegration, and crime control). Types of probation are specified as "standard" probation, which involves minimal contact with a probation officer, and intensive supervised probation, which involves more frequent contacts between officers and clients and more stringent probation conditions. Three programs of intensive supervised probation are profiled. Remaining sections of the chapter discuss probationer characteristics, shock probation and parole and split sentencing, and boot camps. 4 tables, key terms, review questions, and 4 suggested readings
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Diversion models; Diversion programs; History of corrections; Intensive probation; Police diversion; Probationers; Shock incarceration programs; Split sentences; Victim-offender reconciliation
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