oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Rehabilitative efforts in correctional supervision: Window-dressing or can it actually work?
|Article Title||Rehabilitative efforts in correctional supervision: Window-dressing or can it actually work?|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of the North|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||113 - 120|
|Keyword(s)||Community service, Compulsory attendance of life-skills, Compulsory visits, Criminal activities, House arrest, Psychotherapeutical treatment, Rehabilitation centres, Remuneration of victim and Retribution|
Correctional supervision (our local term for probation) as an alternative sentencing option was introduced to South Africa in 1991. Krugel & Terblanche (1991:1005) heralded it as "" ... the most important development in punitive measures over the last 30 years."" [Free translation]. Now, after seven years one needs to evaluate this option: Is the treatment effort of correctional supervision mere window-dressing or does it have some potential to actually rehabilitate offenders?
Article metrics loading...