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NCJ Number: 44150 Find in a Library
Title: COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION IN MAINE
Corporate Author: Maine State Bar Assoc
United States of America
Project Director: E P COLE
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
American Bar Assoc (Basics)
Washington, DC 20036
Maine Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance Agency
Augusta, ME 04330
Maine State Bar Assoc
ME
Sale Source: American Bar Assoc (Basics)
Bar Assoc Support to Improve Correctional Services
1800 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PRINCIPAL DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE AS SENTENCING ALTERNATIVES, AS WELL AS PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROJECTS.
Abstract: THE ANALYSIS IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS DEALING WITH ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE IN MAINE FOR ADULT OFFENDERS AND DETAINED AND COMMITTED JUVENILES AND WITH ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE OUT-OF-STATE FOR ADULT AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS. IN EACH SECTION, ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS AND THEIR COSTS AND BENEFITS ARE OUTLINED. SUMMARIES ARE PRESENTED OF THE CURRENT POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND CORRECTIONS REGARDING COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS AND THE SENTENCING DISPOSITIONS AVAILABLE UNDER THE REVISED CRIMINAL CODE AND THE PRESENT JUVENILE CODE. THE BROAD CONCLUSION IS THAT ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION ARE FEASIBLE IN MAINE AND THAT THEY CAN BE DEMONSTRABLY LESS EXPENSIVE THAN INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF OFFENDERS. APPENDIXES LIST GROUP HOMES IN MAINE AND THE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF AN AREA RESIDENTIAL CENTER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED).
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Cost/Benefit Analysis; Maine; Pretrial procedures
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