volume 68, issue 1, P63-82 1988
DOI: 10.1177/003288558806800108
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Abstract: The Scandinavian' criminal justice systems are often cited as models for the rest of the world. Both Denmark and Sweden have been praised, in particular, for their enlightened and humane correctional policies and practices in American journalistic reports as well as in scholarly publications. In the 1960's and early 1970's, several articles, based upon governmental reports and brief visits, focused on innovative practices in the two countries which were often limited to one or two institutions and affected a …

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