PROBATION- ALTERNATIVES TO IMPRISONMENT- AFTER A GUILTY VERDICT

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PROBATION

- a sentence which allows criminals to remain in the community under certain conditions, it often involves community service, and criminals usually have rules about drinking and have curfews.

- it is suggested that it should be used more as opposed to short sentences, as they don't prevent recidivism. 

Several rules of probation: 

  • can't miss appointments or be late
  • can't turn up drunk or on drugs
  • can't upset or threaten people
  • can't use racist or offensive language

MAIR AND MAY:

-random sample of 3000 offenders in England…

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