Source: (1995) The IARCA Journal 6 (June): 28-31.In the wake of recommendations for sentencing reform, Johnson and Larson look at the status of intermediate sanctions in the United States in the mid 1990s. In particular they consider the role of religion (the faith factor) in intermediate sanctions. They argue that religion may be a valuable key in linking two disparate objectives of intermediate sanctions: control of offenders; and rehabilitation of offenders. In the course of their discussion, they sketch certain issues related to religion and corrections, including the question of empirical evidence for effects of religion on offenders, and the relationship between âchurchâ? and state.