The Resource Crime and punishment : offenders and victims in a broken justice system, Russell Marks

Crime and punishment : offenders and victims in a broken justice system, Russell Marks

Label
Crime and punishment : offenders and victims in a broken justice system
Title
Crime and punishment
Title remainder
offenders and victims in a broken justice system
Statement of responsibility
Russell Marks
Title variation
  • Crime and punishment
  • Offenders and victims in a broken justice system
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"If the goal of our justice system is to reduce crime and create a safer society, then we must do better. According to conventional wisdom, severely punishing offenders reduces the likelihood that they'll offend again. Why, then, do so many who go to prison continue to commit crimes after their release? What do we actually know about offenders and the reasons they break the law? In 'Crime & punishment', Russell Marks argues that the lives of most criminal offenders - and indeed of many victims of crime - are marked by often staggering disadvantage. For many offenders, prison only increases their chances of committing further crimes. And despite what some media outlets and politicians want us to believe, harsher sentences do not help most victims to heal. Drawing on his experience as a lawyer, Marks eloquently makes the case for restorative justice and community correction, whereby offenders are obliged to engage with victims and make amends. 'Crime & punishment' is a provocative call for change to a justice system in desperate need of renewal." -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
364.60994
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8665
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Redback
Series volume
5
Label
Crime and punishment : offenders and victims in a broken justice system, Russell Marks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053721524
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781863957175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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.b32900132
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  • (OCoLC)894213839
  • ba32900132

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