No crime, but punishment

Cooper, Niall
April 2015
Reform Magazine;Apr2015, p24
The article deals with sanctions imposed on unemployed people in Great Britain. The author relates an unemployed person's experience of mistreatment at Jobcentre Plus. The author mentions research showing that over 100 people assessed as unfit for work because of mental health problems are sanctioned each day. The author also mentions the "Rethink Sanctions" report which claims that the way sanctions are administered is inhuman and tends to affect mental health and dignity.


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