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How Has Justice Reinvestment Worked in the USA?

  • David Brown
  • Chris Cunneen
  • Melanie Schwartz
  • Julie Stubbs
  • Courtney Young
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Abstract

As more US states have taken up justice reinvestment to deal with ballooning corrections populations and the budgetary realities that go with them, justice reinvestment has taken a range of shapes. Cumulatively, these strategies have contributed to a change in the political climate whereby lowering imprisonment rates can be seriously entertained by public officials (Austin et al., 2013: 1). Moreover, according to Gary Dennis of the BJA, JRI initiatives have led to improvements in levels of professionalism within the not-for-profit sector and faith-based organisations as their work gets drawn into a framework involving stronger oversight and evaluation.

Keywords

Criminal Justice Criminal Justice System Prison Population Community Correction Urban Institute 
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© David Brown, Chris Cunneen, Melanie Schwartz, Julie Stubbs and Courtney Young 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Brown
    • 1
  • Chris Cunneen
    • 1
  • Melanie Schwartz
    • 1
  • Julie Stubbs
    • 1
  • Courtney Young
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesAustralia

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