Penological Esperanto and Sentencing Parochialism: A Comparative Study of the Search for Non-Prison Punishments

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Dartmouth Publishing Company, 1996 - Law - 212 pages
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Sentencing experts use a common language of universally shared meanings and assumptions; a version of penological esperanto. An inspection of penal practice across jurisdictions reveal diverse, parochial influences shaping sentencing policy.This book compares sentencing reforms in California, England and Finland that sought to introduce non-prison forms of punishment through the use of community-based sentences. Using focus groups with criminal justice officials this cross-cultural study explores the variations in response to community sanctions from jurisdictions with contrasting assumptions about punishments other than imprisonment.

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Contents

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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Consultation using focus groups
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Conclusion
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