Social work, payback and punishment

Published: 2009

McNeill, Fergus (2008) Social work, payback and punishment.


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’.