The Relationship of Offender Classification to the Problems of Prison Overcrowding

@article{Clements1982TheRO,
  title={The Relationship of Offender Classification to the Problems of Prison Overcrowding},
  author={Carl B. Clements},
  journal={Crime \& Delinquency},
  year={1982},
  volume={28},
  pages={72 - 81}
}
  • C. Clements
  • Published 1 January 1982
  • Law
  • Crime & Delinquency
It is argued that prison overcrowding distorts offender classification decisions, and, further, that certain classification policies may worsen the extent and effect of crowding. Examples from recent court cases are provided. Yet, as suggested in the recommendations made for rec tifying this situation, classification can be a useful tool for coping with crowded prisons. 

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