Is Prison Working?

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Crime rates are at their lowest since 1990, and yet the UK Prison population has continued to rise to record levels, with over 85,441 people in prison in the UK. In fact, they’re the highest in Western Europe.

This week on Showing my Working, I’ve looked into why the prison population in the UK is so high, assessing re-offending rates, and the impact of sentencing lengths on the prison population.

 

Sources

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=24&ved=0ahUKEwi72OaP4NbSAhXEjJAKHfluAn4QFgiaATAX&url=http%3A%2F%2Fresearchbriefings.files.parliament.uk%2Fdocuments%2FSN04334%2FSN04334.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF0BJFG90CjHExdMAEEdiVgFB0C2Q&sig2=5vhZgNZRULr5k0soCJ1SvQ

http://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison_population_rate?field_region_taxonomy_tid=14

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/116649/rec-crime-1898-2002.xls

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/445662/rec-crime-2003-2015.ods

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/250902/crimestats.pdf

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiR-r_o5tbSAhWiOsAKHSXeB-

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/591932/oveview-tables-september-2016.xlsx

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585911/proven-reoffending-apr14-mar15.xlsx

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/541092/safety-in-custody-deaths-dec-15-final.xls

Table 1 – Gov.uk

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