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NCJ Number: 30999 Find in a Library
Title: PRISONS - INSTRUMENTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OR SOCIAL WELFARE?
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:348-355
Author(s): J B JACOBS; E H STEELE
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 ROLE OF PRISONS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE EFFECTIVE CRIME PREVENTION OR SOCIAL WELFARE INSTRUMENTS.
Abstract: THE NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING THE SYSTEMIC CONTEXT OF PRISONS AND IMPRISONMENT IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A RATIONAL PUNISHMENT FUNCTION FOR PRISONS IS EMPHASIZED.
Index Term(s): Correctional facilities; Corrections effectiveness; Objectives; Punishment; Social control; Systems analysis
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