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NCJ Number: 210132 
Title: Empirical Research Relevant to Sentencing Frameworks (From Alternatives to Prison: Options for an Insecure Society, P 59-82, 2004, Anthony Bottoms, Sue Rex, et al. eds. -- See NCJ-210129)
Author(s): Anthony Bottoms
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Willan Publishing
Portland, OR 97213-3644
Sale Source: Willan Publishing
c/o ISBS, 5804 N.E. Hassalo Street
Portland, OR 97213-3644
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter explores the general topic of empirical research relevant to sentencing frameworks.
Abstract: Empirical evidence was used to judge whether previous assessments, specifically the 2001 Halliday Report and 2004 Civitas Report of the potential of sentencing frameworks to contribute to crime reduction and public confidence remain sound. This chapter revisits this empirical research evidence on the extent to which criminal justice systems can, through adjustments in their sentencing framework, achieve reductions in crime by means of reform/rehabilitation, deterrence, or incapacitation. In addition, the chapter addresses concern over evidence published by the Home Office showing that the altered structural arrangements of the new, post 1998, English youth justice system have substantially reduced reoffending and concern over the extent to which sentences specifically designed as alternatives to prison really are applied to persons who would otherwise be sent to prison. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Sentencing/Sanctions
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Foreign sentencing statistics; Research; Sentence effectiveness; Sentencing reform
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