Probation Journal volume 25, issue 3, P96-100 1978 DOI: 10.1177/026455057802500307 View full text
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Abstract: FOR YEARS methods of dealing with offenders have centred around the triple objectives-of reform (or rehabilitation), punishment and deterrence with little evidence to support the belief that these are attainable or desirable. The 1976 Home Office study &dquo;The Effectiveness Of Sentencing&dquo; represented the first attempt to draw together the research of the last twenty years into the effects of different types of sentence, and the conclusions that can be drawn from it are therefore of great importance, es…

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