Probation Journal volume 28, issue 2, P44-49 1981 DOI: 10.1177/026455058102800203 View full text
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Anthony A. Vass

Abstract: There is now convincing evidence that the diversionary efforts of CS are in the region of only 45-50 per cent, and that the sentence is used as an alternative to other non-custodial sentences, and as a disposal in its own right. The author reviews this evidence and argues that the Government should seriously reconsider its proposal to extend CS to sixteen year olds if there is a real commitment to reducing custodial sentences, and to eliminating some of the other unanticipated—and undesirable—cons…

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