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Smart Sentencing: the Emergence of Intermediate Sanctions

by Byrne J et al SAGE Publications, Inc
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Pbk 368 pages
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In search of remedies to the growing problem of correctional crowding, federal, state, and local policy makers have begun to experiment with a range of new ''intermediate'' sanctions. These sanctions have taken a variety of forms--intensive probation supervision, home confinement, boot camps, day fines, residential community corrections, day reporting centers, and community service programs. In Smart Sentencing a distinguished panel of experts offers an in-depth assessment of the design, development, and impact of each of these intermediate sanctions while also discussing the most controversial issues surrounding the use of alternative punishments (e.g., the purpose of sanctions, effectiveness issues, gender bias, overrepresentation of minorities). The contributors also look at the future of intermediate sanctions and consider the many questions posed by criminal justice professionals and students regarding their continued development. ''New concepts in sentencing are explored, including home supervision, electronic monitoring, boot camps, day fines, community service programs, residential community corrections, and day reporting centers.'' --The Women`s Advocate ''Smart Sentencing is a rich, critical collection evaluating various intermediate sanctions such as community service, drug treatment programs, and electronic monitoring. Twenty articles by leading U.S. researchers ably chronicle progress made--and not made--by the movement for intermediate sanctions.'' --Update ''Smart Sentencing is a rich and stimulating collection of reports from the field. Contributors to this volume are astute observers of criminal justice operations, and they rarely hesitate to describe problems when they see them. . . . Smart Sentencing is highly recommended and well worth reading. . . . While this volume strongly supports the `intermediate sanction movement,` it goes well beyond rhetoric by providing professional assessments of what works and what doesn`t work. It also outlines a direction for future studies of intermediate sanctions.'' --Federal Probation ''A major contribution to the study of this resurgent field. . . . Smart Sentencing includes previously unpublished works from some renowned authorities on intermediate sanctions. The book is aimed at academics and correctional administrators who desire a better understanding of intermediate sanctions. In concert with that aim, the contributors keep the use of complex inferential statistics to a minimum, instead relying on descriptive methods of measuring diversion and cost savings. . . . Just as important, almost all of the articles lay conceptual and theoretical foundations for a particular sanction, something frequently neglected by in-house correctional researchers and administrators.'' --The Criminologist ''This book provides a fairly detailed account of the experience of intermediate sanctions in America. . . . Overall, this is a useful book and the general quality of the contributions is high.'' --The Magistrate

Introduction - Joan Petersilia, Arthur J Lurigio and James M Byrne
The Emergence of Intermediate Sanctions
The Emergence of Intensive Probation Supervision Programs in the United States - Arthur J Lurigio and Joan Petersilia
Intensive Supervision Programs for Drug Offenders - Joan Petersilia, Susan Turner and Elizabeth Piper Deschenes
Home Confinement Programs - Marc Renzema
Development, Implementation and Impact
Electronically Monitored Home Confinement - Terry L Baumer and Robert I Mendelsohn
Does it Work?
Electronic Monitoring of Drug Offenders in California - Ronald K Watts and Daniel Glaser
Emerging Technofallacies in the Electronic Monitoring Movement - Ronald P Corbett, Jnr and Gary T Marx
Boot Camp Prisons for Young Offenders - Doris Layton MacKenzie and Dale G Parent
The Use of Fines as an Intermediate Sanction - Sally T Hillsman and Judith A Greene
Monetary Sanctions - George F Cole
The Problem of Compliance
Day Reporting Centers - Jack McDevitt and Robyn Miliano
An Innovative Concept in Intermediate Sanctions
Residential Community Correctional Programs - Edward J Latessa and Lawrence F Travis III
Punishing Labor - Douglas C McDonald
Unpaid Community Service as a Criminal Sentence
The English Experience - J Robert Lilly
Intermediate Treatment with Juveniles
Scaling Intermediate Punishments - Andrew von Hirsch
A Comparison of Two Models
From Net Widening to Intermediate Sanctions - Dennis J Palumbo, Mary Clifford and Zoann K Snyder-Joy
The Transformation of Alternatives to Incarceration from Benevolence to Malevolence
Intermediate Sanctions and the Female Offender - Robin A Robinson
The Development of Intermediate Punishments at the Federal Level - Jody Klein-Saffran
The Effectiveness Issue - James M Byrne and April Pattavina
Assessing What Works in the Adult Community Corrections System
The Long Road from Policy Development to Real Change in Sanctioning Practice - Donald Cochran
The Future of Intermediate Sanctions - Todd R Clear and James M Byrne
Questions to Consider