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

Vicky Pryce interviewed by Viv Davies,

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Sat, 02/15/2014

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

Royalties for the book are being donated to Working Chance. Working Chance (www.workingchance.org/) is a charity (1131802) which changes lives and changes society by finding female ex-offenders work.

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Frontiers of economic research
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crime, criminal behaviour, crime prevention

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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)?

As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of Nobel laureate Gary Becker’s seminal contribution (Becker 1968), the economics of crime is becoming part of the standard portfolio that makes up the discipline. On both sides of the Atlantic, a critical mass of academic economists has specialised in the study of crime and its control, and the field is growing rapidly.

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