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NCJ Number: 97457 Find in a Library
Title: Selective Incapacitation - Have We Tried It? Does It Work?
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(1985)  Pages:117-129
Author(s): M G Janus
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The selective incapacitation of individuals who pose a threat to society by their frequent criminal activity has been recently discussed widely by academicians, policy makers, and practitioners in criminal justice.
Abstract: Recent research has presented actuarially based scales of predictor variables that identify 'career' criminals and derive predictions of the effects of their incapacitation on the overall societal crime rate. While selective incapacitation is currently viewed as a relatively new development in utilitarian criminal justice, this article points out that the prediction of recidivism and the use of actuarially based scales toward that end is a long-standing part of the U.S. federal parole process. An illustration of the selective-incapacitative effects of this process, using a large sample of federal releasees, is presented. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminality prediction; Habitual offenders; Incapacitation theory; Parole outcome prediction
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