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National Statistics Quality Review of the statistics on the efficacy of sentencing

Allnutt, Denis
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) London: Home Office, Offenders and Corrections Unit. Downloaded 6 May 2004.

On behalf of the Home Office (United Kingdom), Denis Allnutt conducted a review of statistics on the efficacy of sentencing. The purpose was to review the quality of relevant statistics in order to support informed and public debate and official policymaking. This paper represents a draft to elicit comments from interested parties. The review itself considers six aspects of the efficacy of sentencing: incapacitation; general deterrence; rehabilitation and specific deterrence; punishment; public confidence; and reparation.


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