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NCJ Number: 210141 
Title: Sentence Management (From Alternatives to Prison: Options for an Insecure Society, P 313-340, 2004, Anthony Bottoms, Sue Rex, et al. eds. -- See NCJ-210129)
Author(s): Gwen Robinson; James Dignan
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 28
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 examines recent developments relating to the implementation of community-based sentences, with emphasis on the processes of offender assessment and community order enforcement, and examines the challenge posed by attempts to ensure the management of sentences served partly in custody and partly in the community.
Abstract: Sentence management is a relatively new concept which has not been clearly defined. In this chapter, a particular view of sentence management is adopted. The chapter focuses on two main areas which are mainly concerned with the administration or management of community-based sentences. The chapter focuses on the work of the statutory agencies which have historically been largely responsible for the implementation of community-based sentences. Two aspects of the case management process are given particular attention: the assessment of offenders and the enforcement of community orders. The management of seamless sentences is addressed which are served partly in custody and partly in the community. Throughout this discussion two themes are prominent throughout: (1) the importance of relational factors within a sentence management context and (2) the growing importance of effective partnership across criminal justice agencies. Notes, references
Main Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization
Index Term(s): Community service order; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Corrections effectiveness; Deinstitutionalization; Intermediate sanctions; Offender supervision; Supervision
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