Some Remarks on Implementation of Community Sanctions and Measures
Author: Valkova, J.
Source: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Volume 6, Number 4, 1998 , pp. 573-579(7)
Abstract:We must acknowledge, of course, that custody must be available as the ultimate sanction for criminal offending, but it must be an option of last resort. At last, not at least, there must be a realisation of the enormous cost - in economic and particularly in human terms. Therefore, the basic question is: What is the cheapest and at the same time the most effective way of punishment, bearing in mind the failure of strong repressive measures and only a partial success of depenalisation and decriminalisation? The community sanctions and measures seem to be the best solution and they can, to a certain extent, meet the expectation put into them. I am not going to describe the individual alternatives or the way of their implementation in Western Europe or North America. I would like to concentrate on some problems related to their introduction, which are faced in post-totalitarian societies.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, P.O. Box 87, Prague, Czech Republic
Publication date: 1998