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Probation and Community Penalties  

Stan C. Proband

Print publication date:
Sep 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Probation remains the most common form of correctional supervision. Well over half of sentenced offenders, over four million at any one time in recent years, are under the control of ... More

Probation, Intermediate Sanctions, and Community-Based Corrections  

Faye S. Taxman

Print publication date:
Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article serves as a comprehensive review about community-based correctional supervision, which is a subfield of corrections where offenders are supervised and given services outside ... More

Problem-Solving Courts: An International Comparison  

James L. Nolan Jr.

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article assesses the success of “therapeutic jurisprudence,” which is placed in the setting of problem-solving courts. Some examples of these problem-solving courts are domestic ... More

Restorative Justice as Evidence-Based Sentencing  

Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the conclusions from twenty years of restorative justice (RJ) innovations and their status as of 2011. The discussion is primarily concerned with the ... More

Risk Assessment  

Christopher Slobogin

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article examines risk assessment, which is defined as the identification of “risk” and “protective” factors that make involvement in crimes more or less likely. It lists the available ... More

Sentencing Councils and Commissions: Exploring the Role of Advisory Bodies in the Contemporary Punishment Environment  

Karen Gelb

Although formal sentencing guideline schemes are most developed in the United States, England and Wales, a number of other countries have created sentencing bodies to undertake a variety ... More

Treatment and Rehabilitation  

Francis T. Cullen and Paula Smith

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Sep 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article explores the role of rehabilitation as a core purpose of American corrections. Section I argues that rehabilitation has been a fundamental sensibility of the correctional ... More

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