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(p. 162) 8. Community sentences 

(p. 162) 8. Community sentences
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(p. 162) 8. Community sentences
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George Mair

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10.1093/he/9780199694969.003.0008
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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter begins with a brief overview of the history of community sentences as alternatives to custody. It then explores the current situation with regard to community sentences and alternatives to custody, drawing on the most up-to-date research available. The chapter also discusses the political environment in which the probation service finds itself. The concluding section summarizes the key issues around the topic.

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