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Sursis, Recidive et Reinsertion Sociale: Un Equilibre Precaire

NCJ Number
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Volume: 51 Issue: 3 Dated: July 2009 Pages: 303-327
Isabelle F. Dufour; Renee Brassard; Jean-Pierre Guay
Date Published
July 2009
25 pages
This study examined the effects of punitive and rehabilitative conditions on breaches, revocations, recidivism, and social reentry.
The conditional sentence has been called a "hybrid" sentence because it aims at punitive and rehabilitative objectives simultaneously. Findings indicate that punitive conditions have no impact on rates of recidivism and social reentry, but increase the likelihood that breaches will be detected. Repeated violations, in turn, increase the odds of revocation. Rehabilitative conditions were found to lower the risk of breaches, facilitate social reentry, and then should continue to be the main goal of conditional sentences. Data were collected from files of 290 male offenders who were given a 1 year conditional sentence in the province of Quebec between April 1, 2003, and March 31, 2004; findings were based on secondary data analysis. Tables, notes, and references


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