Personalisation in the criminal justice system: what is the potential?


Professor Chris Fox, Alex Fox, Caroline Marsh


The criminal justice sector has never achieved rates of re-offending with which the public and policy makers are satisfied. Recent attempts to address this have included the use of payment by results for private prison providers, organised through large contracts. In many ways though, the criminal justice sector remains unreformed: still heavily reliant upon institutions recognisable from many years ago and caught between the aims of rehabilitation and punishment.


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