‘Prisonomics’: A case for penal reform in the UK

Vicky Pryce interviewed by Viv Davies, 15 Feb 2014

Vicky Pryce talks to Viv Davies about her recent book ‘Prisonomics: Behind bars in Britain’s failing prisons’, which analyses the economic and social costs and consequences of women in prison and women’s prisons in the UK. Pryce presents the case for penal reform and provides a number of policy recommendations. The interview was recorded in London in January 2014.

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Prisonomics: Behind bars in Britain’s failing prisons (Pryce, V; Biteback Publising, October 2013)

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Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: crime, crime prevention, criminal behaviour

Lessons from the economics of crime

Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie, 30 January 2014

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What have economists contributed to our understanding of criminal behaviour and crime control? Could they help make sense of the recent large crime drop documented in the UK and other countries (Draca 2013, Marie 2010)?

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: crime, crime prevention, criminal behaviour

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