Conservative Sanctioning and Correctional Innovations in the United States: An Examination of Recent Trends
Author: Maxwell, S.R.O.Y.O.
Source: International Journal of the Sociology of Law, Volume 6, Number 2, December 1999 , pp. 401-412(12)
Publisher: Academic Press
Abstract:Since the late 1960s sanctioning and correctional policies and practices in the Unites States have increasingly turned punitive for many types of crimes and offenders. This paper examines three of the most prominent policy shifts in sanctioning and correctional policies in the last three decades, and brings together evidence of their broad impacts on incarceration, recidivism rates, specific segments of the offender population, and the court system.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Publication date: December 1999