Richard Garside (July 2006)
The government never tires of telling us that crime has fallen dramatically in recent years. So why do ministers claim that the criminal justice system is failing and needs radical reform? According to Right for the wrong reasons the criminal justice system is failing, but not for the reasons the government give. The real challenge involves giving up on the hopeless attempts to drive up criminal justice performance and seek a much broader array of solutions to crime than the criminal justice system can ever deliver.
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