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NCJ Number: 39367 Find in a Library
Title: PROBATION - CALL IT CONTROL - AND MEAN IT
Journal: FEDERAL PROBATION  Volume:40  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1976)  Pages:3-8
Author(s): W L BARKDULL
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC 20544
Publisher: https://www.uscourts.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE TREND TOWARD SENTENCING A GREATER NUMBER OF OFFENDERS TO PRISON AND SUGGESTS A WAY IN WHICH PROBATION COULD BE MADE A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION.
Abstract: OBSERVATIONS ARE BASED ON RECENT EXPERIENCE IN CALIFORNIA. THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDS MAKING AVAILABLE MORE SENTENCING OPTIONS, SUCH AS INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS OF FINES AND SUBSTITUTING JAIL TERMS FOR PRISON TERMS. CHANGING THE NAME OF PROBATION TO COMMUNITY CONTROL AND ALTERING THE PRESENT FORM OF PROBATION ADMINISTRATION TO FIT THAT NAME ARE DISCUSSED AS A WAY OF ALTERING NEGATIVE PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF PROBATION AND INCREASE COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE OF IT....EB
Index Term(s): California; Incarceration; Probation; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Reform; Sentencing/Sanctions; Trend analysis
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