p. 121p. 1227. The future of criminal justice
- Julian V. Roberts
‘The future of criminal justice’ proposes that a number of trends are set to continue. Budget cuts will mean more privatization along with greater public awareness and official scrutiny of police. It is likely that many countries will seek to reduce the use of imprisonment as a sanction, with more electronic monitoring replacing custody as a sentence. It is also likely that more offenders will be punished through financial penalties and asset seizure. A greater harmonization of effective criminal justice practices worldwide may result in the end of the death penalty. Finally, victims may be given even more rights throughout the criminal process.