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NCJ Number: 84115 Find in a Library
Title: Can Corrections Be Rehabilitated?
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:46  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1982)  Pages:3-8
Author(s): J P Conrad
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The separation of agencies responsible for the controlling supervision of offenders and services for them can provide an effective community alternative to prisons, which have become prohibitively costly, overcrowded, and increasingly violent.
Abstract: Many nonviolent offenders are imprisoned because society does not want to tolerate their deviant behavior in the community and the courts believe such behavior is likely if they are merely placed on probation. A structure for supervising such persons in the community could be improved by establishing a Bureau of Offender Supervision to be administered by the courts or the police. All offenders not imprisoned would be required to make regular reports in person to an officer of the court or to the police. The Bureau of Offender Supervision would receive such reports, investigate their veracity, and file reports to the court when there have been violations of the law or the terms of supervision. A separate organization would be responsible for providing the various services required to facilitate an offender's adjustment in the community. Private, social and health agencies or a public agency might fulfill this function.
Index Term(s): Correctional organization; Probation
Note: Based on an address to the Annual Meeting of PORT of Olmsted County, Rochester, Minnesota, January 13, 1982.
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