Social work, payback and punishment

Published: September 2009

This chapter is part of a report on Prisons and Sentencing Reform in Scotland. It reviews the recent Scottish Prisons Commision report, and its conceptualisation of ‘payback’ as a purpose of punishment, defining it as ‘finding constructive ways to compensate or repair harms caused by crime’.


Authors / Editors

Prof Sarah Armstrong

University of Glasgow

Prof Fergus McNeill

University of Glasgow

Research Themes

Criminal Justice Process and Institutions

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