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Criminal Incapacitation : Plenum Series in Crime and Justice - William Spelman

Criminal Incapacitation

Plenum Series in Crime and Justice

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1993
ISBN: 9780306443831
Number Of Pages: 338

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Introductionp. 1
An Economic Model of Incapacitationp. 2
The Importance of Effectivenessp. 10
Estimating the Effectiveness of Incapacitation Policiesp. 12
Validityp. 21
Weighting the Rand Samplep. 22
The Validity of Offense Rate Estimatesp. 42
The Offense Ratep. 55
Defining the Offense Ratep. 56
The Average Value of [lambda]p. 69
The Distribution of [lambda]p. 79
Offender Specializationp. 100
Mathematical Models of Offense Ratesp. 109
The Criminal Careerp. 125
Defining the Criminal Careerp. 126
The Length of the Average Criminal Careerp. 129
The Distribution of T among Offendersp. 141
Production of Arrestsp. 167
Average Probability of Arrestp. 167
Differences among Offendersp. 172
Collective Incapacitationp. 197
Modeling the Effectiveness of the Present Systemp. 198
Limitations of the Effectiveness of Incapacitationp. 211
Effectiveness of the Current Systemp. 216
Selective Incapacitationp. 229
Defining Selective Policiesp. 230
The Effectiveness of Selective Policiesp. 248
Changing the Length of Jail and Prison Sentencesp. 248
Changing the Risks of Incarcerationp. 265
Changing both Risks and Sentencesp. 286
Conclusionsp. 289
Heterogeneous Criminal Justice Systemp. 290
Effect on Offender Population Characteristicsp. 292
Intermediate Sanctions and Partial Incapacitationp. 304
Policy Prescriptionp. 311
Referencesp. 313
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780306443831
ISBN-10: 030644383X
Series: Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64