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Criminal Justice

Rewiring justice

Sarah Kincaid of Crest Advisory says the criminal justice system is broken and we need a different model.

Infographics

Reducing imprisonment AND crime

Over recent years most US states have reduced the amount they use incarceration (driven in great part by economic concerns) and have found that crime rates have gone down. Indeed, as this infographic from the Pew Foundation shows, those states which have cut the use of imprisonment have seen their crime rates fall further than those that haven’t:

On Probation

Fewer criminals but more prisoners

This latest set of MoJ statistics adds power to the recent argument made by Professor Sean McConville (With Lois Blom-Cooper) that if we really want prison reform, we have to sideline politicians and have a Royal Commission.

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