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Alternatives to traditional incarceration, with special reference to juveniles

Linda KГјpper-Wedepohl

Alternatives to traditional incarceration, with special reference to juveniles

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Published by Institute of Criminology, University of Cape Town in [Cape Town] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile detention homes,
  • Juvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitation,
  • Juvenile justice, Administration of

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLinda Küpper-Wedepohl.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV9069 K8 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20048416M

    It is agreed that violent offenders should be in maximum security facilities, however establishing alternatives to prison for non-violent offenders have become a necessity e. According to the Annie E. Organizational leadership has been provided nationally by Amnesty International and the American Bar Associationwho has officially opposed such policies since Department of Justice, "Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth's Needs and Services", used data from more than 7, youth in custody gathered during interviews. Reforms in criminal justice reforms, and juvenile justice in particular, are often fought in the court of public opinion. The Research Most research studies and statistics on youth demonstrate that juvenile incarceration often yields bad outcomes for youth, their families, and the broader community.

    Given the fact that many courts are reluctant to incarcerate criminal offenders; judges often consider alternatives to incarceration. This bipartisan reform effort Alternatives to traditional incarceration the discretion of New York judges to send felony-level offenders to drug court and other forms of treatment, instead of lengthy prison sentences. With the passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of Actthen Governor Kathleen Blanco and the Louisiana State Legislature ushered in a period of reform in which the notoriously brutal Tallulah prison for youth was shut down, conditions were improved in other abusive youth prisons throughout the state, and a commitment was made to both the increased use of alternatives to incarceration for youth and to revamping secure care prisons to be small, therapeutic facilities that were regionalized to keep children closer to their families. Promoted by prison reformers as an alternative to imprisonment, periodic detention drew praise for allowing offenders to continue working, maintain family relationships, and avoid associating with more dangerous criminals in traditional prisons. In the past 18 months, the facility has been the subject of federal and state investigations stemming from allegations of physical and sexual abuse, as well as guards using intimidation tactics to discourage youth from reporting incidents of pepper spray use, strangulation, and suffocation.

    Local officials in Wayne County, Michigan, and New York City convinced state leaders to grant their jurisdictions the resources and authority to create locally operated juvenile-justice programs in lieu of sending young people to state-operated youth prisons. Youth and adult activists appealed to the state legislature to shut down the prison once and for all. Youths there were flogged and placed in isolation; one even died after being placed in a sweatbox. Minority youth tried in adult courts are much more likely to be sentenced to serve prison time than white youth offenders arrested for similar crimes. Putting children in prison has a devastating impact on their families and communities, as well as on young people themselves.


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Alternatives to traditional incarceration, with special reference to juveniles by Linda KГјpper-Wedepohl Download PDF Ebook

This article shows that there are many people committed in lowering crime rates within their communities and will do whatever they can to help keep the future leaders of our nation out of trouble.

Through a targeted media campaign to shift public opinion, the Campaign succeed in passing legislation through the annual budget to phase out and close Cheltenham, and to increase state spending on community-based alternative programs for youth offenders.

Among those that do re-enroll, between two-thirds to three-quarters drop out within a year. Many programs also incorporate restorative justice principles so that young people have the opportunity to repair harm to victims and give back to their communities. Drake, Steve Aos, and Marna G.

Youth incarceration in the United States

The results of the study indicate that graduates of drug court were found to be older than clients who were terminated from drug Alternatives to traditional incarceration. This lack of success in the workplace is a threat to personal well-being as well as to communities whose youth are incarcerated in large numbers, such as African Americans.

Well, the only true way to eliminate a growing prison population is to discuss, analyze, and apply prison alternatives as possible criteria for sentencing, as well as rehabilitation. As a nation, we need immediate action to end our extreme over-reliance on youth imprisonment.

But their aspirations didn't stop with the abolition of one prison—they sought to redefine the juvenile justice system in the state, to change it from one based almost entirely on incarceration and punishment to a new system focusing on community-based alternatives to incarceration.

Alternatives to Incarceration

Reduction of the prison population should be reason enough to institute home confinement, but other reasons do exist. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, And maybe that moment is finally now. Home Confinement solves this problem. Main article: Periodic with special reference to juveniles book Periodic detention is a type of custodial sentence under which the offender is held in prison periodically, for example between Friday and Sunday evenings each week, but is at liberty with special reference to juveniles book other times.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in juvenile delinquency and justice. Another successful alternative is the Canadian government provides families with family group counseling; this is significant because it builds a stronger- closely connected support group that helps to decrease the chances of that person committing the crime again.

According to detention center administrators who testified to United States Congress in a Special Investigation by the House of Representativesmany incarcerated youths could have avoided incarceration had they received mental health treatment.

Through reauthorization amendments, additional programs have been added to the original Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

The Obama Administration is committed to funding and evaluating the long-term effects of these innovative criminal justice and corrections interventions.Community-based alternatives to incarceration are much cheaper and more effective in reducing crime and recidivism.

While the average cost of a juvenile prison bed is $ a day, a slot in a community-based program costs less than $75 a day. Alternative-to-incarceration programs provide a range of services and supports to young people and their. Jan 02,  · Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong.

Jun 04,  · 'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration In her new book, Nell Bernstein says America's juvenile justice system .• An examination of long-term pdf and education outcomes in Cook County, Illinois, found that juveniles who experienced confinement were more likely to drop out of high school and to be incarcerated as adults than youth offenders who were not incarcerated.5 A brief from April Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration.Alternatives to Incarceration Ever since the first prison opened in the United States inincarceration has been the center of the nations criminal justice system.

Over this year period many creative alternatives to incarceration have been tried, and many at a much lower cost than imprisonment.Ebook alternatives to incarceration are much cheaper and more effective in reducing crime and ebook. While the average cost of a juvenile prison bed is $ a day, a slot in a community-based program costs less than $75 a day.

Alternative-to-incarceration programs provide a range of services and supports to young people and their.