An alternative to imprisonment

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Date
1959
Summary
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines probation as a special alternative to the criminal-making influences of the prison system, stating that probation can effectively replace detention; although it is considered in the public mind as a form of leniency and improperly administered it becomes “beating the rap.” Two men with criminal experience are interviewed to illustrate this alternative. Meeker and Lohman delve into the necessary requirements to make probation an instrument for controlling criminal behavior and if its potentialities for reclaiming those who have strayed outside the social role are to be used to the fullest extent. 
Publisher
National Educational Television
Genre
Educational
Subject
Imprisonment ; Prisoners and prisons ; Alternatives to imprisonment--United States ; Probation.
Collection
IU Audio-Visual Center
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:01); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services. Jail Film Sequences directed by Elliot Schick and produced by William L. Klein, United Film and Recording Studio, Chicago. 
Broadcast Date: 1959
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003328830; Other: GR00451894; MDPI Barcode: 40000003328830

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