Abstract:There can be progressive alternatives and it is no credit to the Service or NAPO that they have not directed their attention to thinking them out and campaigning to achieve them. One such would be a reduction of offences for which a custodial sentence could be imposed.There are many offences which are a nuisance rather than a danger as the Report itself comments (para. 160), and where the preventive effect of custody is dubious. The resources thus released from institutions, together with any other resources a… Show more
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