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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Day in Prison Program, crime prevention, Scared Straight, juvenile offender|
|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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