The Virtual Prison
Community Custody and the Evolution of Imprisonment
By (author) Julian V. Roberts
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Virtual Prison by Julian V. Roberts
Book DescriptionThe last twenty-five years have seen dramatic rises in the prison populations of most industrialised nations. 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 US 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 implications for offenders and society as a whole. It demonstrates that if properly conceived and administered, community custody can reduce the number of prison admissions and at the same time promote multiple goals of sentencing. So that offenders given community custody orders are punished yet also given the opportunity to change their lives in ways that would be impossible if they were in prison.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521536448
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julian V. Roberts
Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2015)
In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts identifies the principal objectives of the criminal justice system and the way in which it works around the world. Analysing a number of case studies about a wide variety of issues, including court processes, sentencing, and prison life, he draws upon the latest research and practice.
Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales, Hardback (February 2015)
This volume explores the theory and practice of sentencing in England and Wales, exploring issues such as the role of previous convictions, offender remorse and sentencing female offenders, as well as drawing upon a new and unique source of data from the Crown courts.
Previous Convictions at Sentencing, Paperback (July 2014)
This volume in the Penal Theory and Penal Ethics series addresses one of the oldest and most contested questions in the field of criminal sentencing.
Popular Punishment, Hardback (June 2014)» View all books by Julian V. Roberts
What role should public opinion play in the way the state deals with criminal offenders? This volume brings together leading philosophers, legal theorists, and criminologists to consider the various aspects of the relationship between public opinion and state punishment.
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Author Biography - Julian V. Roberts
Julian V. Roberts has been working in the area of sentencing and public opinion for over twenty years. He is Editor of The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice and has written and co-edited ten books.
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