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Effective alternatives to incarceration: Police collaborations with corrections and communities.

Katz, JoAnne
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

A diagram of the continuum of sanctions is shown in Figure 1. Moving
from left to right—beginning with “Fines/Restitution”—each new sanction
provides an increasing level of severity as well as a growing level of offender
restriction. Prison is listed as the final option, which takes the offender out of
the community. (Treatment options are also included in the continuum.) For
example, an offender sentenced to regular probation with treatment would
experience much less restriction than an offender sentenced to boot camp.
Space does not allow all the components of community-based sanctions
to be shown here. Below are brief descriptions of many of the sanctions
frequently utilized by the courts.(excerpt) Restorative justice is included as one of the alternatives.


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