ERIC Number: ED373283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-3
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Alternative Punishments for Young Offenders. Report together with Dissenting Views To Accompany H.R. 3351. House of Representatives, 103d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This report of the Congressional Committee on the Judiciary, comments favorably on the bill H.R. 3351, an amendment to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. H.R. 3351 is intended to assist the States and local governments in developing alternatives to traditional modes of probation and incarceration for certain young offenders. Such alternatives would enable probation and correctional systems to provide certainty of punishment for those 28 years and younger, in forms designed to have a greater impact on these young offenders than mere probation. The alternatives provided would also allow punishment of young offenders in settings other than traditional incarceration when it is appropriate and consistent with the demands of public safety. This report, directed to the full House, includes a summary of the bill's purpose, the background to the bill, and a section-by-section analysis. Also detailed is an amendment to the bill. A dissenting view to H.R. 3351 appears at the end. Attached to the report is a copy of H.R. 3351. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.