Dr Jamie Bennett introduces the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal concluding that support for rehabilitative cultures has emerged during the prison crisis
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 writes in today's Guardian.
He also cautions against plans to build new prisons, arguing that 'you simply cannot build your way out' of the problem of prison overcrowding.
The Independent has today published a letter by our Director, Richard Garside, calling for an end to the unnecessary imprisonment of tens of thousands of fellow citizens.
In this summary piece based on her 2012 Eve Saville Lecture, Professor Pat Carlen argues that rehabilitation programmes have tended to be reserved for poorer lawbreakers. White collar and corporate lawbreakers, by contrast, tend not to be subject to the same level of prosecution or supervision.
This article was published as the Editorial of Criminal Justice Matters, No.60 Summer 2005
A transcript of the 2012 Eve Saville lecture given by Professor Pat Carlen to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies on 6 November 2012.