Christopher Bennett/ Kimberley Brownlee/ Andrew Neilson
Listen to the podcast here
Many of those who want a small state are also committed to a highly expensive criminal justice apparatus that has little demonstrable deterrent effect. But are there other, more direct arguments against the use of imprisonment as a dominant form of punishment? If so, what are they? Why do they so often fall on deaf ears? And does the current economic climate make it more likely that those in power will listen?
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sheffield
Associate Professor in Legal and Moral Philosophy, University of Warwick
Director of Campaigns, Howard League for Penal Reform
Recorded on 15 March 2016 at the LSE