Prisons, Penology and Penal Reform: An Introduction to Institutional Specialization

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Crime is one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary society. While the fear of crime is currently at an all-time high, uncertainty exists as to how the criminal justice system should deal with the offender. In recent years public institutions have increasingly embraced a punitive approach, as evidenced in higher incarceration rates and longer prison sentences. Yet little evidence exists to show that this approach improves the public's long-term safety. This book suggests that the way to reduce expenditures and ...

Prisons, Penology and Penal Reform: An Introduction to Institutional Specialization 2007, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820488318

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