28th November 2003
By Susan B. Tucker and Eric Cardora. Part of the "Ideas for an Open Society" series published by the Open Society Institute (www.soros.org).
18th November 2003
Exhaustive resource on crime and criminal justice statistics in Council of Europe states.
13th November 2003
More than $54 billion is spent annually on prisons in the United States, much of it directed toward incarcerating people for non-violent drug offenses with little or no hope of access to rehabilitation services. Susan Tucker and Eric Cadora argue that the US's dependence on mass incarceration reflects an approach to imprisonment that actually sacrifices public safety.
24th October 2003
This bulletin brings together statistical information on criminal justice collected by the Home Office and the Council of Europe. The data\ covers all the European Union Member States, the EU accession countries and selected other countries.
23rd October 2003
Among its findings, the report showed that while African Americans make up only 28% of Maryland's population, African Americans make up 68% of drug arrests, and 90% of people incarcerated for drug offenses.
22nd October 2003
from Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights by Andrew Coyle, Allison Campbell, Rodney Neufeld, eds. Clarity Press/Z Books, 2003.
16th October 2003
By Kate Dolan, Scott Rutter and Alex D. Wodak. National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. © 2003 Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs
22nd September 2003
Mandatory minimum sentences passed by Congress are "bad policy," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said yesterday. From the Associated Press.
12th September 2003
This policy document reviews international evidence of prison tattooing and disease transmission and makes recommendations to reduce the harm of unsafe tattooing in Canadian prisons.
9th September 2003
By Vivien Stern, Senior Research Fellow\ International Centre for Prison Studies, Kings College London.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.