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NCJ Number: 51047 Find in a Library
Title: YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS - REPORT OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE PENAL SYSTEM - ENGLAND
Author(s): K YOUNGER
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Advisory Council on the Penal System
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 272
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
England
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Sale Source: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
PO Box 29
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS REPORT, A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE TREATMENT OF YOUNG OFFENDERS AGED 17 AND OVER, EMPHASIZES COMMUNITY SUPERVISION RATHER THAN CUSTODIAL CARE.
Abstract: THIS REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE PENAL SYSTEM IN ENGLAND. WORK GROUPS MET ON 74 OCCASSIONS TO EXAMINE ISSUES ON SENTENCING AND ASSESSMENT, ISOLATED TREATMENT, SUPERVISED COMMUNITY CARE, AND FEMALE OFFENDER TREATMENT. FOLLOWING AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE PENAL SYSTEM, CONCLUSIONS WERE DRAWN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH RESULTS CONCERNING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS WAYS OF DEALING WITH YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS AND THE SENTENCING STRUCTURE BEST SUITED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND TO REDUCE FUTURE OFFENSES. THE RECOMMENDATIONS ENCOURAGE CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW AND PRACTICE IN THE WIDER SOCIAL CONTEXT WITHIN WHICH A MODERN PENAL SYSTEM HAS TO OPERATE. THE INCREASE IN RECORDED CRIME, THE INCREASING COSTS OF THE PENAL SYSTEM, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIAL LIFE AND VALUES ARE CONSIDERED. AT THE TIME OF THIS STUDY, AVAILABLE CUSTODIAL CARE FOR YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS INCLUDE PRISONS, BORSTALS, AND DETENTION CENTERS. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO SUBMITTED WRITTEN MATERIALS; INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH OFFICIALS; INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS WITH TRAINEES; SITE VISITS; OVERSEAS VISITS WITH ADMINISTRATORS, FIELD STAFF, AND EDUCATORS; AND A REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF STUDY. THE COUNCIL RECOMMENDED SENTENCES REQUIRING CUSTODY AND CONTROL WITH EMPHASIS ON COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND NONCUSTODIAL SENTENCES OF SUPERVISION AND CONTROL WHICH PROVIDE THE PROBATION SERVICE WITH MORE STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY. FOOTNOTES AND APPENDIXES CONTAINING PROCEDURAL REVIEW, SYSTEM OF TREATMENT, STATISTICS, RESEARCH, PROVISIONS OF CUSTODY AND CONTROL ORDER, APPEALS, AND ALTERNATIVE TRAINING, ARE PROVIDED. (JCP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Criminal codes; England; Juvenile correctional facilities; Penology; Young adult offenders
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