The Possibility of a Criminal Justice Corrections Model
Adopting the help concept for corrections implies that it should also be featured in other phases of criminal justice processing by emphasizing the welfare function of policing and creating dispute-resolution alternatives to the traditional adversary trial process. Since a central emphasis of the 'help' model is diversion from confinement, then diversion options should be promoted at all stages of criminal justice processing. Efforts to involve the community in helping the offender at the corrections stage can also apply to policing and adjudication. Overall, the helping model aims at assisting offenders to adjust to their social environments so that criminality is not the only or the easiest option for satisfying a particular need. The achievement of this goal is likely only when practices at earlier stages of criminal justice processing are compatible with it.
Corrections policies, Models, Corrections management, Australia
Law, Society and Governance
Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology
The Possibility of a Criminal Justice Corrections Model. (1984). Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology. 60, 11-23. Research Collection School Of Law.
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