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Community penalties: Change and challenges.

Bottoms, Anthony
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Cambridge Criminal Justice Series. Devon, UK: Willan Publishing.

This book grew out of papers and discussions at the 24th Cropwood Round Table Conference in Cambridge, England, 28-29 June 2000. The purpose for the conference was to address future directions for community penalties. Essays in the book deal with theoretical and practical matters: historical and contemporary contexts for community penalties; social, governmental, and criminological developments affecting community penalties; strategies such as cognitive-behavioralism and “what worksâ€?; compliance issues; accountability in the implementation of community penalties; technological implications; and issues concerning community, public safety, and restorative justice in relation to community penalties. Contributors include leading academics in criminology, many of whom also have first-hand practical experience in corrections and probation services. An appendix summarizes key conclusions that arose from the conference.


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