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'No chance of success' for government prison policy

The Ministry of Justice’s plan to reduce the prison population through a reduction in reoffending 'has almost no chance of success', the former New York City corrections and probation director Michael Jacobson...

5 May 2016
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Punishment and Rehabilitation

Prison numbers seem to be rising inexorably. On current trends it is likely that the 80,000 cap, suggested by Government at the time of the Carter Report, will be reached in short order. More...

By 
Will McMahon
1 August 2005
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Wrong question. Wrong answer

Criminology is in essence interested in five questions: what is crime? How much of it is there? Who commits it? Why do they commit it? How should society respond? Within that, the question of the...