The Effect of Arrest and Imprisonment on Crime
By Wan, Wai-Yin; Moffatt, Steve; Jones, Craig; Weatherburn, Don.
New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (Sydney, NSW).
This study looks at the relationship between the probability of arrest and imprisonment and imprisonment duration on property and violent crime rates. “The criminal justice system plays a significant role in preventing crime. Some criminal justice variables, however, exert much stronger effects than others. Increasing arrest rate s is likely to have the largest impact, followed by increasing the likelihood of receiving a prison sentence” (p. 1). Increasing length of stay doesn’t appear to impact... Read More