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The main objectives of this study is to identify the nature of the sequences resulted from replacing the imprisonment punishment on the social, economic and security structure of the families from the point of view of the imprisoned individuals in the Qaseem region of Saudi Arabia. The study sample is composed of 239 jailed individuals representing the Qaseem prisons. In order to answer the main questions, the study used standards of descriptive statistical, and T-Tests of independent samples. The study has concluded that the degree of the reflection of imprisonment alternatives, as punishments, on the social structure of the family is of a high degree and with positive results from the point of view of the questioned individuals, as the main general average was 4.32. it has been shown that the application of imprisonment alternatives has had high positive results on the stability of the family, prevent social disintegration, protect the family of the jailed people, prevent social stigma, provide suitable atmosphere enables social integration of the families of the jailed individuals. Also, it has been elucidated that the application of alternative punishment has high-positive effects, with 4.18 overall average. Alternative punishments secure the families with fixed income, contributes to their economic welfare, and provide appropriate housing. The analyses indicated that alternative punishments have high positive effects in securing and protecting families from crimes, with overall average of 4.09. The study recommends that a public-awareness and opinion should be established and widespread in order to publicize recourse to alternative punishments to imprisonment. Furthermore, the effectiveness of alternative punishment should be emphasized in prevent the families from the social, economic and security negative consequences resulted from the imprisonment of the paterfamilias.



Families of prisoners imprisonment alternatives.

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