This report looks at the issues of crime and punishment, and why we seem unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment. The study explores the reasons behind the high prison population in the UK, as well as offering contributions to the ongoing debate about why and how we should try to reduce both the number of people we imprison, and the length of time for which many are imprisoned. The report was launched at an event hosted by the British Academy on 3 July 2014.
On 3 July 2014, the British Academy hosted an invitation-only British Academy Forum to discuss the issues of crime and punishment and why we seem to be unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment.
On Tuesday 28 October 2014, The British Academy hosted a panel discussion on 'A Presumption Against Imprisonment?'