The Effects of Alternatives to Imprisonment Compared to Imprisonment

Ulla V. Bondeson, University of Copenhagen

ABSTRACT
What do we know about the effects of alternatives such as conditional sentence, probation, community service and electronic surveillance compared to the effects of imprisonment? Real experiments cannot be carried out in the criminal policy area within Scandinavia but some quasi-experiments have been performed in Sweden. There will be a presentation and discussion of such results. A global systematic review of the same topic is being undertaken in the Campbell Crime and Justice Group by Martin Killias.

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