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Smart Sentencing

Smart Sentencing
The Emergence of Intermediate Sanctions

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August 1992 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In search of remedies to the growing problem of correctional crowding, federal, state, and local policy makers have begun to experiment with a range of new "intermediate" sanctions. These sanctions have taken a variety of forms--intensive probation supervision, home confinement, boot camps, day fines, residential community corrections, day reporting centers, and community service programs. In Smart Sentencing a distinguished panel of experts offers an in-depth assessment of the design, development, and impact of each of these intermediate sanctions while also discussing the most controversial issues surrounding the use of alternative punishments (e.g., the purpose of sanctions, effectiveness issues, gender bias, overrepresentation of minorities). The contributors also look at the future of intermediate sanctions and consider the many questions posed by criminal justice professionals and students regarding their continued development. "New concepts in sentencing are explored, including home supervision, electronic monitoring, boot camps, day fines, community service programs, residential community corrections, and day reporting centers." --The Women's Advocate "Smart Sentencing is a rich, critical collection evaluating various intermediate sanctions such as community service, drug treatment programs, and electronic monitoring. Twenty articles by leading U.S. researchers ably chronicle progress made--and not made--by the movement for intermediate sanctions." --Update "Smart Sentencing is a rich and stimulating collection of reports from the field. Contributors to this volume are astute observers of criminal justice operations, and they rarely hesitate to describe problems when they see them. . . . Smart Sentencing is highly recommended and well worth reading. . . . While this volume strongly supports the 'intermediate sanction movement,' it goes well beyond rhetoric by providing professional assessments of what works and what doesn't work. It also outlines a direction for future studies of intermediate sanctions." --Federal Probation "A major contribution to the study of this resurgent field. . . . Smart Sentencing includes previously unpublished works from some renowned authorities on intermediate sanctions. The book is aimed at academics and correctional administrators who desire a better understanding of intermediate sanctions. In concert with that aim, the contributors keep the use of complex inferential statistics to a minimum, instead relying on descriptive methods of measuring diversion and cost savings. . . . Just as important, almost all of the articles lay conceptual and theoretical foundations for a particular sanction, something frequently neglected by in-house correctional researchers and administrators." --The Criminologist "This book provides a fairly detailed account of the experience of intermediate sanctions in America. . . . Overall, this is a useful book and the general quality of the contributions is high." --The Magistrate

Joan Petersilia, Arthur J Lurigio and James M Byrne
The Emergence of Intermediate Sanctions

Arthur J Lurigio and Joan Petersilia
The Emergence of Intensive Probation Supervision Programs in the United States
Joan Petersilia, Susan Turner and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
Intensive Supervision Programs for Drug Offenders
Marc Renzema
Home Confinement Programs
Development, Implementation and Impact

Terry L Baumer and Robert I Mendelsohn
Electronically Monitored Home Confinement
Does it Work?

Ronald K Watts and Daniel Glaser
Electronic Monitoring of Drug Offenders in California
Ronald P Corbett, Jnr and Gary T Marx
Emerging Technofallacies in the Electronic Monitoring Movement
Doris Layton MacKenzie and Dale G Parent
Boot Camp Prisons for Young Offenders
Sally T Hillsman and Judith A Greene
The Use of Fines as an Intermediate Sanction
George F Cole
Monetary Sanctions
The Problem of Compliance

Jack McDevitt and Robyn Miliano
Day Reporting Centers
An Innovative Concept in Intermediate Sanctions

Edward J Latessa and Lawrence F Travis III
Residential Community Correctional Programs
Douglas C McDonald
Punishing Labor
Unpaid Community Service as a Criminal Sentence

J Robert Lilly
The English Experience
Intermediate Treatment with Juveniles

Andrew von Hirsch
Scaling Intermediate Punishments
A Comparison of Two Models

Dennis J Palumbo, Mary Clifford and Zoann K Snyder-Joy
From Net Widening to Intermediate Sanctions
The Transformation of Alternatives to Incarceration from Benevolence to Malevolence

Robin A Robinson
Intermediate Sanctions and the Female Offender
Jody Klein-Saffran
The Development of Intermediate Punishments at the Federal Level
James M Byrne and April Pattavina
The Effectiveness Issue
Assessing What Works in the Adult Community Corrections System

Donald Cochran
The Long Road from Policy Development to Real Change in Sanctioning Practice
Todd R Clear and James M Byrne
The Future of Intermediate Sanctions
Questions to Consider


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ISBN: 9780803941656