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dc.contributor.authorAlarid, Leanne Fiftaleng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.description.abstractThis brief seeks to determine what types of offenses and offenders warrant punishment in prison and what types of offenders could be penalized using a community-based sanction. As one of the most expensive forms of punishment, prisons are designed to protect the community from people who pose a serious threat to the safety of the community, namely violent and predatory offenders. Studies show that many factors contribute to the crime rate, such as the state of the economy, the demand for illegal drugs, arrest patterns, and prevention efforts, among others. Higher incarceration rates play only a marginal role in overall crime reduction. In addition, stiffer penalties and longer prison sentences for non-violent and drug crimes will not necessarily increase public safety.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extent4 pageseng
dc.identifier.citationAlarid, L. F. (2002) Should We Continue to Incarcerate Non-Violent Offenders? Retrieved 10-15-09 from http://www.truman.missouri.edu/ipp/publications/index.asp?ViewBy=Dateeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Policy publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policyeng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subjectprison populationeng
dc.subjectnon-violent offenderseng
dc.subjectcommunity-based sanctioneng
dc.subjectIncarceration Rateseng
dc.subject.lcshSentences (Criminal procedure)eng
dc.subject.lcshCommunity-based correctionseng
dc.subject.lcshPrisons -- Overcrowdingeng
dc.titleShould We Continue to Incarcerate Non-Violent Offenders?eng

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