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NCJ Number: 30996 Find in a Library
Title: NONDANGEROUS OFFENDER SHOULD NOT BE IMPRISONED - A POLICY STATEMENT
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:315-322
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY POSITION ON THE NECESSITY OF PROVIDING ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION FOR OFFENDERS WHO DO NOT POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC.
Abstract: THE POLICY WAS FORMULATED IN RESPONSE TO A SECTION OF THE MODEL SENTENCING ACT WHICH ALLOWS NONDANGEROUS OFFENDERS TO BE IMPRISONED FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS. THE COUNCIL ADVOCATES THE AVAILABILITY OF A WIDE VARIETY OF NONINSTITUTIONAL SENTENCING ALTERNATIVES FOR OFFENDERS CLASSIFIED AS NONDANGEROUS. THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING PROBATION SERVICES AND MAXIMIZING UTILIZATION OF COMMUNITY TREATMENT SERVICES AND FACILITIES IS STRESSED.
Index Term(s): Incarceration; Model law; National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Policy; Sentencing/Sanctions
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