Dispensing Justice Locally: The Implementation and Effects of the Midtown Community Court

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Law - 238 pages
This book shows the significant impact and success that can be accomplished when courts are designed to meet the needs of the community regardless of traditional proceedings. The presentation of this unique approach marks the way for courts and ancillary justice agencies of all sizes to work together to build community confidence and assure not only quality of life but quality of justice.
 

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Contents

Case Outcomes
33
FIGURES
36
13a Average Alternative Sanction Length
57
Building Community Partnerships
63
Project Implementation
93
Court Outcomes in a Comparative Perspective
109
and Unconditional Sentences by Charge and Court
115
Community Impacts
139
SixMonth Periods
156
Expectations and Perceptions
163
Community Awareness Involvement and Assessments
187
Conclusion
201
Appendix
227
Index
235
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Page 232 - Kelling, G. and Coles, C. (1996) Fixing Broken Windows, New York, The Free Press. Lacey, N. and Zedner, L. (1995) 'Discourse of community in criminal justice', Journal of Law ana Society, 22 (3), pp.301-25.
Page 232 - Pate A. et al. 1986 Reducing Fear of Crime in Newark and Houston. Washington, DC: Police Foandation. Petersilia. l. 1987 Expanding Options for Criminal Sentencing. Santa Monica, CA: The Rand Corporation. Reno ). 1996 "Keynote Address.

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Brian Ostrom is a research associate for the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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