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., & Opsal, T. (2007). “Punishment on the installment plan”: Individual-level predictors of parole revocation in four statesThe Prison Journal, 87(3), 344-366. DOI: 10.1177/0032885507304526

Article 2: Newman, D. W. (1995). Jury decision making and the effect of victim impact statements in the penalty phaseCriminal Justice Policy Review 7(3-4) 291-300. DOI: 10.1177/088740349500700305

  1. What was the significance of the Booth v. Maryland case in 1987?
  2. Do you feel that juries should be allowed to hear victim impact statements? Why or why not?
  3. The author states that the jury’s decision on determining the guilt or innocence of the defendant is not just simply based on the evidence. What else is it based on?

Article 3: White, M., Mellow, J., Englander, K., and Ruffinengo, M., (2011). Halfway Back: An alternative to revocation for technical parole violators. Criminal Justice Policy Review 22(2) 140-166. DOI: 10.1177/0887403410375109

  1. Do Halfway Back participants experience lower and slower rates of recidivism compared to similarly situated technical parole violators who did not participate in the program?
  2. Does the Halfway Back program produce measurable cost savings through reductions in confinement expenditures?
  3. Discuss some of the pro’s and con’s of the Halfway Back program.