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NCJ Number: 228541 Find in a Library
Title: Sursis, Recidive et Reinsertion Sociale: Un Equilibre Precaire
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice  Volume:51  Issue:3  Dated:July 2009  Pages:303-327
Author(s): Isabelle F. Dufour; Renee Brassard; Jean-Pierre Guay
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 25
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This study examined the effects of punitive and rehabilitative conditions on breaches, revocations, recidivism, and social reentry.
Abstract: The conditional sentence has been called a "hybrid" sentence because it aims at punitive and rehabilitative objectives simultaneously. Findings indicate that punitive conditions have no impact on rates of recidivism and social reentry, but increase the likelihood that breaches will be detected. Repeated violations, in turn, increase the odds of revocation. Rehabilitative conditions were found to lower the risk of breaches, facilitate social reentry, and then should continue to be the main goal of conditional sentences. Data were collected from files of 290 male offenders who were given a 1 year conditional sentence in the province of Quebec between April 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004; findings were based on secondary data analysis. Tables, notes, and references
Main Term(s): Foreign sentencing
Index Term(s): House arrest; Recidivism; Social reintegration
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