TITLE

How Today's Prison Crisis is Shaping Tomorrow's Federal Criminal Justice System

AUTHOR(S)
Fitzgerald, John; Vance, Stephen E.
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Federal Probation;Sep2015, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines how the prison crisis in the U.S. is influencing the future of the country's criminal justice system. Topics discussed include observation on the overcrowding of prisons and efforts to resolve the crisis by way of legislation, executive action, or policy changes. The public safety crisis that may arise from the transfer of risks and costs from the prisons to the case loads of probation officers and court dockets is mentioned.
ACCESSION #
110434593

 

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