Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Limited Benefit of Prison in Controlling Crime

Anyone interested in criminal justice policy in NSW should read this excellent article, entitled "The Limited Benefit of Prison in Controlling Crime", published in Current Issues in Criminal Justice, and written by Professor David Brown of UNSW. 

Brown questions the relationship between imprisonment and crime rates, and makes particular reference to developments in the UK and US, where reductions in prison populations are already occurring, in part due to the concept of 'justice reinvestment'.

It also refers to the NSW Election 2011 and the policy options for this State. 

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