Welfare and punishment. The relationship between welfare spending and imprisonment
Professor David Downes, London School of Economics & Dr Kirstine Hansen, Institute of Education (November 2006)
Professor David Downes and Dr Kirstine Hansen present their analysis of welfare spending and imprisonment rates across 18 countries. They argue that their data implies that a substantial welfare state is increasingly a principal, if not the main, protection against the resort to mass imprisonment in the era of globalization.
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