Source: (1989) The Journal of State Government 62 (March/April): 79-83.

Knapp identifies two typical paths followed in the United States for sentencing reform: (1) an emphasis on non-custodial community corrections programs; and (2) structured sentencing. She laments that the two paths are usually not combined; each could benefit from integration with the other. At the same time, she acknowledges that such integration is difficult. In view of the desirability and the difficulty of combining the sentencing paths, she discusses a conceptual model (available as a computer simulation) to assist policy-makers in integrating these two sentencing reforms.