Willingness to Pay for Rehabilitation Versus Punishment to Reduce Adult and Juvenile Crime by ProQuest

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									Willingness to Pay for Rehabilitation
Versus Punishment to Reduce Adult
and Juvenile Crime
Craig G.A. Jones1 and Don J. Weatherburn




   Abstract
   Punitive penal policies are often justified on the assumption that members of
   the public demand punitive responses to crime. The current study employed
   a contingent valuation survey design to assess the extent to which this is true
   in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The survey investigated public
   willingness to pursue crime control policies that rehabilitate offenders versus
   those that punish. Using a quota‑based telephone survey, 1885 taxpaying
   residents in the state of New South Wales, Australia, were asked how
 
								
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