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Title: SOUTH AUSTRALIA - CRIMINAL LAW AND PENAL METHODS REFORM COMMITTEE - FIRST REPORT - SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: South Australian Criminal Law and Penal Methods Reform Cmtte
Australia
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
South Australian Criminal Law and Penal Methods Reform Cmtte
Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

South Australian Criminal Law and Penal Methods Reform Cmtte
Box 464, G.P.O.
Adelaide, SA 5001,
Australia
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THIS REPORT, COMMISSIONED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, EXAMINES THE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES OF SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AND PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORM.
Abstract: DATA FOR THIS REPORT WAS OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES: WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS BY PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN PENAL METHODS; VISITS TO CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS; INFORMAL INTERVIEWS WITH PRISONERS; AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON PENAL REFORM. ASPECTS OF THE SENTENCING PROCESS ARE FIRST EXAMINED, INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF SENTENCING AUTHORITY, TYPES OF SENTENCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE, AND THE ROLE OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE COURTS, AND THE CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT IN SETTING AND ADMINISTERING SENTENCES. THE REPORT ALSO EXAMINES THE USE OF PRESENTENCE REPORTS, THE UTILIZATION OF IMPRISONMENT, THE EFFECTS OF IMPRISONMENT, PRISON INDUSTRIES, PROBLEMS OF RECIDIVISM, PRISON EDUCATION, CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENDERS, AND THE TREATMENT OF MENTALLY ILL OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL OFFENDERS. THE USE OF SEMI- AND NON-CUSTODIAL SENTENCES SUCH AS CONDITIONAL DISCHARGES, FINES, OR PERIODIC DETENTION IS DISCUSSED AS WELL. FINALLY, THE STRUCTURE, PERSONNEL, AND FACILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ARE REVIEWED. A SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN THE BODY OF THE REPORT IS PROVIDED IN THE FINAL SECTION.
Index Term(s): Australia; Correctional industries; Correctional organization; Criminal justice system management; Criminal justice system reform; Foreign criminal justice systems; Law reform; Policy analysis; Recidivism; Sentencing/Sanctions
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