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|Australia's prison dilemma: research paper||1.66 MB|
Despite falling crime rates, imprisonment in Australia is at a historic high. There is no single reason why imprisonment in Australia has been increasing, but what we know is that ‘tough on crime’ policies have been a contributing factor.
This report looks at these trends and the underlying drivers. It also investigates the benefits and costs of imprisonment, and if there are any alternatives.