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Irish Penal Reform Trust. (2017) Community Service in Ireland: a qualitative exploration of one alternative to short-term imprisonment. Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.

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This paper explores how one community-based sanction and non-custodial alternative to prison – the community service order – can be better utilised in Ireland. It arises from a recently completed doctoral thesis1 that examined and compared the impact and outcomes for offenders on short term2 prison sentences versus those required to complete community service as an alternative to short-term imprisonment. On the basis of the findings, the paper provides recommendations on how the use of community service orders as a non-custodial sanction in Ireland can be enhanced.


Date:November 2017
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:Irish Penal Reform Trust
Corporate Creators:Irish Penal Reform Trust
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty > Community service (penalty)
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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