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Title: YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS - A REVIEW OF COMMENTS ON THE GREEN PAPER 'YOUTH CUSTODY AND SUPERVISION - A NEW SENTENCE', 1978
Author(s): J MATTHEWS
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE PAPER EXAMINES THE PROPOSALS OF THE 1978 GREEN PAPER 'YOUTH CUSTODY AND SUPERVISION' FOR THE 17-21 AGE GROUPS AND SUMMARIZES THE COMMENTS MADE ABOUT IT BY BRITISH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS.
Abstract: THE GREEN REPORT, CONCERNS ITSELF WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF CUSTODIAL PROVISIONS AND THE BEST UTILIZATION OF EXISTING RESOURCES. PROPOSALS OF THE GREEN REPORT RELATING TO THE GENERIC SENTENCE, REGIMES, ARRANGEMENTS FOR RELEASE, SUPERVISION ON RELEASE, LICENSING ON RECALL, JUVENILES, AND FEMALE OFFENDERS ARE DETAILED. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE A SINGLE YOUTH CUSTODY SENTENCE REPLACING THE CURRENT THREE-PART CUSTODIAL SENTENCE, A FIXED PERIOD OF REMISSION (ONE-THIRD OF THE SENTENCE) WITH SOME PROVISION FOR EARLY RELEASE, AND THE PROVISION OF YOUTH CUSTODY UNITS FOR YOUNG WOMEN (AGED 16-21) ATTACHED TO SEVERAL ADULT FEMALE ESTABLISHMENTS. COMMENTATORS ON THESE AND OTHER PROPOSALS ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE EMPHASIS ON CUSTODY. THEY NOTE THE FAILURE OF THE GREEN PAPER TO CONSIDER EVIDENCE OF THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF CUSTODY, THEY ARGUE FOR A COMPLETE SHIFT TO NONCUSTODIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, AND THEY POINT OUT THE ABANDONMENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ESTABLISHMENT FOR CUSTODIAL SENTENCES. A SUMMARY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Allocution; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Custody vs treatment conflict; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Supervised release; Young adult offenders
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