Co-producing change: resettlement as a mutual enterprise

Beth Weaver, Dave Nicholson

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    Abstract

    Prison numbers have continued to rise across the UK over the last decade despite a corresponding reduction in crime rates, suggesting a custodial turn in sentencing practices. As a penal response, the well documented failure of prison to rehabilitate prisoners and support their civic reintegration1 is a costly concern, with each prison place costing an average of £39,573 in England and Wales2, £73,762 in Northern Ireland3 and £32,146 in Scotland4. In this context, the ongoing financial crisis has necessarily added considerable
    weight to arguments in favour of reconfiguring criminal justice to better facilitate reductions in the cost of re-offending, estimated in England and Wales to amount to between £7 billion and £10 billion per year5.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages9-16
    Number of pages8
    JournalPrison Service Journal
    Volume204
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2012

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    resettlement
    correctional institution
    crime rate
    prisoner
    financial crisis
    justice
    costs

    Keywords

    • desistance
    • mutuals
    • social cooperatives
    • employment
    • social capital

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    Co-producing change : resettlement as a mutual enterprise. / Weaver, Beth; Nicholson, Dave.

    In: Prison Service Journal, Vol. 204, 15.11.2012, p. 9-16.

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