Punishing costs: how locking up children is making Britain less safe

Punishing costs: how locking up children is making Britain less safe
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Knuutila, Aleksi
Publisher
New Economics Foundation
Date of publication
1 February 2010
Subject(s)
Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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At a time of heavy cuts in public finances, the reliance on high levels of imprisonment of children and young people needs to be called into question. Prison is quite unique among public services in that it contributes to social problems. This report outlines a policy that will allow the hundreds of millions currently spent on incarceration to be used more effectively for a safer and more inclusive society.

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