Scotland's progressive prison policy

Date: 
Tuesday, 03 November, 2015

An article published by The Economist recommends that Michael Gove looks to Scotland for examples of 'progressive' prison policy. 

The article explains that Scotland is less punitive in its approach with a greater emphasis on rehabilitation and community sentences.

Richard Garside, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' director, is quoted in the article and emphasises the more 'holistic approach' employed in Scotland and the role that social workers play in delivering community sentences.

Last month, the Centre published Community Sentences since 2000 exploring the use of non-custodial sentences across the United Kingdom.