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The Crime and Punishment Debate

The Crime and Punishment Debate (PDF ebook)

Edited by Healey, Justin

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? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.
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ISBN 9781921507496
Published 29 Apr 2011
Available in PDF format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Issues in Society

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ISBN-13 9781921507496
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Imprint The Spinney Press
Published 29 Apr 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Healey, Justin
Series Issues in Society
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Criminology
Penology & Punishment
English legal system: criminal procedure
English law: criminal law
English criminal law: political & other offences
Scottish legal system: criminal procedure
Scots law: criminal law
EU law: criminal
Criminal Law
Issues In Society
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 364
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade