TITLE

Controlling prison population size

AUTHOR(S)
Tonry, Michael
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
European Journal on Criminal Policy & Research;1996, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the different methods used by various countries in controlling the population size of their prisons in September 2010. It says that the main reason why presumptive guidelines have been implemented in Kansas, Ohio and North Carolina in the 1990s is that they have been shown to be effective in controlling the populations of prisons. According to the author, the broad-based support for parsimonious use of imprisonment among policy elites in Germany and Finland can contain or reduce prison population despite the rising crime rates. The rapid growth of the U.S. federal and state prison population is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
58640289

 

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