Killias, M; Gilliéron, G; Kissling, I; Villettaz, P (2010). Community service vs. electronic monitoring: what works better? Results of a randomized trial. British Journal of Criminology, 50(6):1155-1170.
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The present study is based on a controlled experiment in Switzerland with 240 subjects randomly assigned either to community service or to electronic monitoring. Measures of outcome include reconvictions, self-reported delinquency and several measures of social integration such as marriage, income and debts. The findings, based on subjects who successfully completed their sanction, suggest, with marginal significance (p < 0.10), that those assigned to electronic monitoring reoffended less than those assigned to community service, that they were more often married and lived under more favourable financial circumstances. Electronic monitoring may be an alternative to non-custodial sanctions. With increasing demands for non-custodial sanctions, it is crucial having more alternatives available.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||02 Faculty of Law > Institute of Legal Sciences > Criminal Law|
|Deposited On:||08 Mar 2011 15:22|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 18:50|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Related URLs:||http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/6.toc (Publisher)|
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