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The role of correctional supervision in curbing overpopulation in prisons

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dc.contributor.advisor Cilliers, C.H. (Prof.) Visser, Johannes Gresse 2011-08-31T07:38:34Z 2011-08-31T07:38:34Z 2009-10
dc.identifier.citation Visser, Johannes Gresse (2009) The role of correctional supervision in curbing overpopulation in prisons, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this dissertation is to place the phenomenon of the overpopulation of South African prisons in perspective and to rectify the current situation in search of possible solutions. Since 1981, when this phenomenon reached unmanageable proportions, government has made numerous amnesties. This was only a short-term alleviation of the problem due to the high levels of recidivism. Correctional supervision as a sentence option was advocated by both the Lansdowne and Viljoen Commissions, enacted during 1986 and finally implemented during 1991. Initial expectations soon became blurred by factors such as insufficient development programmes and specialised personnel, enormous caseloads and the exclusion of supervision cases from development programmes. This study endeavours to analyse the current application of correctional supervision to determine the stumbling blocks and to create a foundation for new perspectives and possible solutions. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 175 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Overpopulation of prisons en
dc.subject Correctional supervision en
dc.subject Alternative sentencing en
dc.subject Parole en
dc.subject Conversion of sentences en
dc.subject Amnesty en
dc.subject Monitoring en
dc.subject Special remission en
dc.subject.ddc 364.620968
dc.subject.lcsh Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Probation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Parole -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Community-based corrections -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Alternatives to imprisonment
dc.subject.lcsh Home detention -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Prisons -- Overcrowding -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Police supervision -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Corrections -- Government policy -- South Africa
dc.title The role of correctional supervision in curbing overpopulation in prisons en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Penology M.A. (Penology)

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