SAGE Journal Articles

Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter. Journal articles can act as an ideal resource to help support your assignments and studies.

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Food for Thought Article

Article 1: Steen, S., & Bandy, R. (2007). When the policy becomes the problem: Criminal justice in the new millennium. Punishment & Society, 9(1), 5-26. DOI: 10.1177/1462474507070548

Article 2: Applegate, B.K., Smith, H. P., Sitren, A. H., and Springer, N. F. (2009). From the inside out: The meaning of probation to probationers. Criminal Justice Review, 34(1) 80-95. DOI: 10.1177/0734016808325036

  1. What do offenders think about intensive supervision probation and some other community-based sanctions?
  2. According to the article, do offenders perceive probation as a punitive experience?
  3. What do the results indicate probationers feel about the rehabilitative nature of probation?

Article 3: Singer, R. (1978). In favor of “presumptive sentences” set by a sentencing commission. Crime & Delinquency, 24(4), 401-427. DOI: 10.1177/001112877802400402

  1. How does the author define “presumptive sentencing”?
  2. Discuss flat sentences.
  3. What are the two reasons the author suggests for retention of good time even with a presumptive sentence model?