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Doing Less Time : Penal reform in crisis - Janet B L Chan

Doing Less Time

Penal reform in crisis

Paperback Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780867585667
Number Of Pages: 122

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Doing Less Time provides an in-depth account of the development and implementation of the release on licence scheme and of the theories of prison reform, decarceration and social control which lay behind its introduction into New South Wales prisons. Interviews with those involved with its day-to-day operation record the story of the scheme itself - one marked by high expectations and deep disappointments. Dr Chan also examines the reasons for its failure and the implications for penal reform in the years that followed. Richard V Ericson, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto said:'This book should not be read as local knowledge about a peculiar policy in a particular place at a distant time. It is a study that contributes enormously to scholarly research on the State, social policy processes and penal reform. Dr Chan is to be congratulated for this important work ...'

ISBN: 9780867585667
ISBN-10: 0867585668
Series: Institute of Criminology, Sydney, Monograph Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: September 1994
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
Country of Publication: AU

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