oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The South African public's attitudes toward imprisonment and the release of offenders

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Historically, offenders have generally been treated or housed in closed facilities. In the past two decades there has been a shift in emphasis in most countries in the Western world from treating offenders mainly in prisons to involving communities in the correction process.

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