Crime and punishment have always been bedfellows. But what if many of the assumptions that we make around the justification of that punishment are simply false? Joining us to discuss the current state of the British prison system and what can be done to improve it, former prison monitor and criminologist Faith Spear and Dr David Scott, senior lecturer in criminology at the Open University.
If you think the War on Terror is an expensive exercise, everything about it pales into insignificance when we talk about the bigger war on our doorstep – the War on Drugs. More than a century of conflict, confiscation, court cases and incarceration later… and still there’s no end in sight. Isn’t it now time […]