Current findings on intermediate sanctions and community corrections

Bennett, Lawrence A.
February 1995
Corrections Today;Feb95, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p86
Reports on the possible exploration of alternative sanctions by criminal justice practitioners the crowding crisis to address in U.S. prisons and jails. Probation; Day fines; House arrest; Electronic monitoring; Transitional systems; Drug treatment.


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