Choice versus crisis: how Scotland could transform the way we think about prisons and punishment

Armstrong, S. and McNeill, F. (2009) Choice versus crisis: how Scotland could transform the way we think about prisons and punishment. Criminal Justice Matters, 75(1), pp. 2-4. (doi: 10.1080/09627250802699632)

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In late 2007, and in the face of a high imprisonment rate and unmitigated growth in the prison population over the past decade, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice launched an independent commission to consider the use of imprisonment in Scotland and to raise the public profile of this issue. The Scottish Prisons Commission was Chaired by former Scottish First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, and comprised a mixed group of criminal justice and civic leaders. The Commission reported in July 2008.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Armstrong, Professor Sarah and McNeill, Professor Fergus
Authors: Armstrong, S., and McNeill, F.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Social Work
Research Group:Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.
Journal Name:Criminal Justice Matters
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Routledge
First Published:First published in Criminal Justice Matters 75(1):2-4
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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