By William R. Kelly,Robert Pitman,William Streusand

ISBN-10: 1442273887

ISBN-13: 9781442273887

Over the previous fifty years, American felony justice coverage has had an almost singular concentration – the relentless pursuit of punishment. Punishment is intuitive, proactive, logical, and easy. however the challenge is that regardless of all the charm, common sense, and customary experience, punishment does not paintings. nearly all of crimes dedicated within the usa are by means of those that were throughout the felony justice approach ahead of, many on a number of occasions.

There are matters which are the first concentration of this publication. the 1st is constructing a greater process than basic punishment to really deal with crime-related conditions, deficits and issues, to be able to swap criminal habit, decrease recidivism, victimization and value. And the second one factor is how will we do a greater task of settling on who will be diverted and who might be criminally prosecuted.

From Retribution to Public Safety develops a method for proficient determination making relating to felony prosecution and diversion. The authors enhance techniques for panels of medical specialists to supply prosecutors with ideas approximately diversion and intervention. This calls for a considerable shift in felony process in addition to significant reform to the general public wellbeing and fitness method, either one of that are mentioned in detail.

Rather than ask how a lot punishment is important the authors examine how we will most sensible lessen recidivism. In doing in order that they boost a roadmap to mend a essentially incorrect method that's losing significant quantities of public assets not to decreasing crime or recidivism.

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