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International evidence on driving down imprisonment rates: What Wales could be?

Jones, Robert, Wyn Jones, Richard ORCID:, Pritchard, Huw ORCID: and Nicholas, Luke 2019. International evidence on driving down imprisonment rates: What Wales could be? [Project Report]. Cardiff: Wales Governance Centre. Available at:

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This report is part of the Wales Governance Centre’s Justice and Jurisdiction project. It raises the question of what Wales could and should try to do differently were criminal justice powers to be devolved to Wales, and seeks to provide at least a partial answer to that question by focusing on the issue of imprisonment. Given that Wales has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe, were different constitutional arrangements ever to be introduced, it is likely that the key priority for Welsh criminal justice policy would be to safely reduce prisoner numbers. Not least because of the opportunity that this would provide for diverting scarce resources to other priorities.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Publisher: Wales Governance Centre
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council, Welsh Government, Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 December 2019
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024 03:54

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