Does Prison Work?

(London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1997.)

Summary from Publisher:

Crime is low when crime doesn’t pay, is the motto of this provocative essay by Charles Murray. He challenges the prevailing view amongst the criminal justice establishment that locking up criminals solves nothing. Like other volumes in this series, Does Prison Work? features a number of critical responses to Murray’s thesis, in order to give students a range of views on the issue.