Siddhartha Bandyopadyay

Hundred-year sentences ignore both logic and evidence

There is a shaky evidence base for incredibly long sentences (100 years plus), Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham argues in a recent post on The Conversation.

Following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that life sentences without parole are a breach of human rights, the government has proposed extra long sentences as an alternative.

But Dr Bandyopadhyay argues that 'the logic behind 100-year sentences is weak'. He adds:

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