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NCJ Number: 62770 Find in a Library
Title: STATE, DIRECTON AND FUTURE OF CORRECTIONS, PART 2 ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT - AUSTRALIA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Institute of Criminology
Sydney University Law School
Australia
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Criminology
Sydney, 2000, Australia
Publication Number: NO 38
Sale Source: Institute of Criminology
Sydney University Law School
173-175 Phillip Street
Sydney, 2000,
Australia
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: THE PROCEEDINGS OF SEMINAR ON ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT, SPONSORED BY THE INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY OF THE SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, ARE DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE SEMINAR WAS ONE OF TWO GATHERINGS ORGANIZED AND PRESENTED BY THE INSTITUTE AS A MEANS OF EXAMINING THE STATUS AND FUTURE DIRECTION OF CORRECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA. THE FIRST DEALT WITH THE AUSTRALIAN PRISON SYSTEM AS SUCH; THE SECOND EXPLORED ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT. THE PROCEEDINGS REPORT FOR THE SECOND SEMINAR PRESENTS PAPERS ON THE PROSPECTS FOR POLICY ON ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT IN AUSTRALIA, THE TREND TOWARD ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT, AND THE POSITION OF THE PROBATION AND PAROLE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION OF NEW SOUTH WALES ON ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT, AND THEORETICAL ISSUES UNDERLYING THE CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVES. THE PAPERS, TOGETHER WITH THE COMMENTARIES THAT ACCOMPANY THEM, DEAL WITH SUCH ISSUES AS PRESSURES OPERATING TOWARD NONINSTITUTIONAL PUNISHMENT (E.G., THE COSTS OF IMPRISONMENT AND THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF IMPRISONMENT AS A REHABILITATIVE DEVICE), AND THE DESIRABILITY OF USING IMPRISONMENT ONLY AS A PUNISHMENT OF LAST RESORT. AMONG THE ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT DISCUSSED ARE BONDS AND RECOGNIZANCES, DIVERSIONARY PROGRAMS, FINES, PROBATION, ADJOURNMENTS, COMPENSATION AND RESTITUTION ORDERS, SUSPENDED SENTENCES, WORK-RELEASE ORDERS, PERIODIC DETENTION, ATTENDANCE CENTER ORDERS, AND AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDERS. SEE NCJ-62771-62774 FOR ABSTRACTS OF INDIVIDUAL PAPERS. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Australia; Correctional reform; Workshops and seminars
Note: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY PRICE QUOTED ABOVE IS IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
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