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The Resource The crime and punishment debate, edited by Justin Healey

The crime and punishment debate, edited by Justin Healey

Label
The crime and punishment debate
Title
The crime and punishment debate
Statement of responsibility
edited by Justin Healey
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The aim of imprisonment is to prevent crime and enhance community safety by removing offenders from the public sphere and deterring potential offenders, as well as meeting society's need for reparation and retribution for crimes committed. However, while a period of imprisonment may deter some people from re-offending, it can also foster in others further criminal behaviour. Since 1989, the imprisonment rate has increased by around two-thirds; currently almost 40 per cent of Australian prisoners released after serving their sentence return to jail within two years. This book examines crime and incarceration in Australia -- does it work as deterrent or rehabilitation -- or is it simply ineffective retribution? A range of opinions are presented, which canvas a number of justice issues including harsher sentencing and longer jail terms, overcrowding in prisons, tough-on-crime policies, public perceptions of crime and safety, indigenous over-representation, intervention programs and prison reforms. Does being tough on crime pay?
Additional physical form
Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at the publisher's home page: www.spinneypress.com.au.
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Healey, Justin
Series statement
Issues in society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Punishment in crime deterrence
  • Crime
Label
The crime and punishment debate, edited by Justin Healey
Link
http://www.spinneypress.com.au
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046826577
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
60 p.
Isbn
9781921507489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)708455443
Label
The crime and punishment debate, edited by Justin Healey
Link
http://www.spinneypress.com.au
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046826577
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
60 p.
Isbn
9781921507489
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)708455443

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