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NCJ Number: 90645 Find in a Library
Title: Persistent Petty Offenders - Problems and Patterns of Multiple Disadvantage
Journal: Howard Journal of Penology and Crime Prevention  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(1983)  Pages:68-90
Author(s): J Corden
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 23
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In recent years a category of offender has been described and identified by Home Office research workers and penal reform groups as one which should be kept out of prison wherever possible. In this paper, the author reviews the work which indicates how many offenders fall within this group, and summarises those characteristics they have in common.
Abstract: He then traces the interacting patterns of multiple disadvantage from which so many offenders in this category find it difficult to escape, before drawing some conclusions about the implications of this analysis for penal policy and sentencing practice. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Offender profiles
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