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Irish Penal Reform Trust. (2012) The vicious circle of social exclusion and crime: Ireland’s disproportionate punishment of the poor. Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.

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This Position Paper has endeavoured to paint a clear picture of the interwoven nature of social exclusion and crime by drawing attention to the social profile of prisoners; the criminal law’s targeting of marginalised groups; the uneven application of the law to different socio-economic groups; the causes of crime; issues of reintegration and poverty following imprisonment and the urgent need to shift the focus of public policy to investment in crime prevention and early intervention instead of wasting its energy and resources on punitive criminal justice policies.


Date:February 2012
Call No:MK10, MM, VH4.2
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:Irish Penal Reform Trust
Corporate Creators:Irish Penal Reform Trust
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB 5072 (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
T Demographic characteristics > Offender
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)

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