The decision to imprison

Hough, Mike; Jacobson, Jessica and Millie, Andrew (2003). The decision to imprison. Magistrate, 59(7) pp. 200–201.


The prison population in England and Wales has been rising steeply. Prisons are overcrowded, budgets are stretched to the limit. Despite this, there has been remarkably little debate about the reasons for this increase, and about ways of putting a stop to it. We have just finished a study designed to go some way to filling the gap.

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