Does Imprisonment Deter? A Review of the Evidence

Date of Publication: 
18 April 2011

Does Imprisonment Deter? A Review of the Evidence considers previous research into whether sentences of imprisonment are effective in deterring crime. The paper examines a number of empirical and criminological studies conducted over the last 10 years in Australia and internationally.

Authored by Donald Ritchie for the Sentencing Advisory Council
Published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© Copyright State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2011