TITLE

Why Central and Eastern European Countries Have High Imprisonment Rates

AUTHOR(S)
Krajewski, Krzystof
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Criminology in Europe;2010, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the reasons behind the high imprisonment rates in Central and Eastern Europe since the 1980s. It highlights some potential factors which triggered the trend including high income inequality, low levels of spending and legitimacy, and punishment policies in the countries. Several charts are also presented depicting the imprisonment rates in Europe in 1983 and in 2008 and the crime rate in Poland from 1956 to 2008.
ACCESSION #
59247399

 

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