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Are community sanctions more effective than prison in reducing crime?

According to Professor Ian O’Donnell of University College Dublin, there is growing research th...

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15.01 30 Jun 2020


Are community sanctions more effective than prison in reducing crime?


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15.01 30 Jun 2020


According to Professor Ian O’Donnell of University College Dublin, there is growing research that community sanctions are more effective than prison in reducing criminals reoffending. He said that non-custodial penalties, including community sanctions, have a “vital role” in cutting reoffending and protecting society. Should we jail less people and give them community work instead? Ciara chats to John Lonergan Ex-Mountjoy governor & Wayne Hart Academic, ex prisoner, working for probation service 

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