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Rowe, Abigail (2007). Bifurcation. In: Jewkes, Yvonne and Bennett, Jamie eds. Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 23–24.

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Coined by Anthony Bottoms in 1977, the term 'bifurcation' refers to the differentiation between penalties for serious and minor offences. While prison sentences for serious criminals lengthen, the range of non-custodial penalties for minor offenders grows. This allows governments to control prison populations, while still being seen to protect society from serious and persistent offenders

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2007 Willan Publishing
ISBN: 1-84392-291-6, 978-1-84392-291-9
Keywords: Prisons; punishment; judicial sentencing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 18933
Depositing User: Abigail Rowe
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 12:31
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 09:50
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