Observations on correctional programs and policies in selected European countries
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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English


  • Corrections -- Europe,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Europe

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Statementby the staff of the U.S. General Accounting Office
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14897716M

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International corrections can refer to any correctional systems outside of the United States. We may ask ourselves why we should be interested in International Corrections. Some of the reasons may be discovering what works and does not work in other countries, and if those countries are experiencing some of the same problems as the U.S. Most probation and parole programs are organized in a way that ensure the success of the offender False "Get tough" on crime policies, such as three-strike laws and mandatory sentencing, has significantly reduced recidivism (repeat offending).   The European model, by contrast, is drastically different and has produced drastically different results. Scandinavian countries in many cases use “open prisons.” These facilities have no perimeter fences and cellblocks that resemble college dorm rooms more than anything else.   Sweden's prison system boasts impressive numbers. As the Guardian notes, in the past decade, the number of Swedish prisoners has dropped from Author: Zeeshan Aleem.

The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) is a non-political, non-governmental organisation that was initiated in late , founded in and officially registered in The Netherlands in December The initiative to establish the organisation was taken during the Swedish Presidency of the EU in and was. because library programs reflect the aims and purposes of the facili- ties served. The status of these differing programs of library services to correctional facilities in other countries was determined by a survey of the people in the countries themselves-both in the field of . NIC Info. Administrative Offices First St. N.W. Rm. D – 3rd flr. Washington, DC ; Training Center E Cornell Ave, Unit C. THE EUROPEAN ORGANISATION OF PRISONS AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES R O B C A N T O N P a g e | 4 EuroPris Newsletter July In much of the literature, as we have seen, the term rehabilitation is more usually to be found and it is an open (and interesting) question what the adjective social adds here. It seems likely that social rehabilitation attempts to encompass both the conception .

Unfortunately, the "who, what, where, why and how" of the American criminal justice system is often inadequately addressed in public forums. Given the high cost of the system, to both communities and taxpayers, we seek to broaden the knowledge base on these issues and encourage greater public examination of current policies. factors).2 Countries were selected as comparable with the Netherlands from a socioeconomic standpoint, with effective legal systems. The choice was limited to countries fitting these general parameters, and that collected crime data.3 The types of crime studied were crimes File Size: 38KB. As part of the European-American Prison Project, this report presents the findings of a team of U.S. corrections policymakers who visited prisons in Germany and the Netherlands for the purpose of determining whether their corrections systems have policies that are transferable for beneficial reforms in the United States. The structural problem went further, however. Hawkins, citing a New York State Special Commission's report on Attica, reported that there were unnecessary priorities in the correctional officer recruitment policies (i.e., age, physical size, and strength were more important than skills in persuasion, leadership, and interpersonal relations).