By Russell Marks

If the aim of our justice process is to minimize crime and create a more secure society, then we needs to do better.

According to traditional knowledge, seriously punishing offenders reduces the possibility that they’ll offend back. Why, then, accomplish that many that visit felony proceed to dedicate crimes after their liberate? What can we truly learn about offenders and the explanations they holiday the law?

In Crime & Punishment, Russell Marks argues that the lives of so much felony offenders – and certainly of many sufferers of crime – are marked via frequently dazzling drawback. for lots of offenders, criminal basically raises their possibilities of committing extra crimes. And regardless of what a few media shops and politicians wish us to think, harsher sentences don't aid such a lot sufferers to heal.

Drawing on his event as a legal professional, Marks eloquently makes the case for restorative justice and neighborhood correction, wherein offenders are obliged to interact with sufferers and make amends. Crime & Punishment is a provocative demand swap to a justice approach in determined desire of renewal.

‘This e-book is for an individual who despairs on the present method. yet extra importantly, it truly is in case you imagine punishment is the answer.’ —the Age

‘A reflective, well-argued book...what makes it much more compelling is Marks additionally deals feedback on a special (better) procedure of crime and punishment.’ —Sydney Morning Herald

Russell Marks is the writer of Crime and Punishment. He has labored as a felony defence attorney and educational and as a author for the Monthly. he's at the moment a coverage consultant to the vegetables and an honorary affiliate at l. a. Trobe University.

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