Danish use of prisons and community alternatives

M. Umbreit

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The Danish criminal justice system is an unusual example of public policy development that is not only rooted in cautious national and local political self-interest, but also embraces a number of basic humanistic values which affirm the inherent dignity and worth of all human life. As Americans strive to create a more rational and humane system of justice for our people, we must not only examine the policies of other progressive nations but of equal importance we must re-examine our own values of freedom, liberty, and resistance to oppression which are so deeply rooted in our Nation's history..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalFederal Probation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


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