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The virtual prison : community custody and the evolution of imprisonment

Author: Julian V Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
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"Unable to keep up with increased numbers of convicted offenders, governments and criminal justice systems have been seeking new ways to control and punish offenders. One sanction adopted in Canada and some parts of Europe and the USA is community custody, which attempts to recreate the punitive nature of prison but without incarceration. This book analyses the effectiveness of this approach and explores its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Roberts, Julian V.
Virtual prison.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004049733
(OCoLC)55019261
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian V Roberts
ISBN: 9781107321724 1107321727 9780511520976 0511520972 9781107316331 1107316332 9781107317291 1107317290
OCLC Number: 829713394
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction to the concept of community custody --
The way we punish now --
Conceptualizing community custody --
Representative models of community custody --
Coming home to prison : offender perceptions and experiences --
The effect of community custody on prison admissions --
Public attitudes to community custody --
Making communities custody sentences work.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Responsibility: Julian V. Roberts.
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Analyses the effectiveness and implications of community custody for offenders and society as a whole.  Read more...

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