Title

The Possibility of a Criminal Justice Corrections Model

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1984

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Corrections policies, Models, Corrections management, Australia

Discipline

Criminal Procedure

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology

Volume

60

First Page

11

Last Page

23

ISSN

0085-7033

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