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Victoria's “Day in Prison Program” : an evaluation and critique

O'Malley, Pat, Coventry, Garry, & Walters, Reece (1993) Victoria's “Day in Prison Program” : an evaluation and critique. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 26(2), pp. 171-183.

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Abstract

The use of “Day in Prison” programs to deter young adult offenders is a concept which originated in the United States and was replicated in Australia during the late 1970s. After almost a decade of uncertainty this model of ‘crime prevention’ re-emerged in Victoria with the introduction of a pilot “Day in Prison” program. This article traces the development and operation of the Victorian experience and provides evaluation research findings which conclude that coercive, intimidatory and degrading aversion techniques should not be utilised by the criminal justice system for the purposes of individual deterrence.

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ID Code: 49632
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Day in Prison Program, crime prevention, Scared Straight, juvenile offender
DOI: 10.1177/000486589302600206
ISSN: 1837-9273
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 11:01
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 11:03

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