What is prison good for? - The Centre for Independent Studies
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What is prison good for?

Rising rates of incarceration have prompted criticism from scholars, such as economist and politician Andrew Leigh, who decries what he has described as “Australia’s second convict age”.

Punishment, or the threat of punishment, alone will not prevent crime.

Peter Kurti and Maya Khurana went through the literature and found that Australia faces four key policy challenges; Sentencing and mandatory
sentencing, Remand, Bail policy and Recidivism.

To learn more, read their detailed paper here: https://www.cis.org.au/publication/what-is-prison-good-for/