1 The purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons
Richard Sparks presents a series of views about the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. The audio programme was recorded in 2001.
Participants in the audio programme were:
Richard Sparks Professor of Criminology at the University of Keele and is now Professor of Criminology at the University of Edinburgh;
Rod Morgan Professor of Criminal Justice at Bristol University;
Larry Viner a London magistrate;
Alison Liebling an academic at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge;
Tim Newell Governor of Grendon Open prison;
Eric Cullen head of Psychology at Grendon Prison;
David Wilson head of operational training for the Prison Service.
After listening to the audio programme bear in mind the following questions:
How has the programme added to your knowledge of the prison system?
What do you now think the purpose of imprisonment should be?
Why do you think Grendon ‘works’?
Does prison work? part 1 (11 minutes 7 MB)
Transcript: Does prison work?
Does prison work? part 2 (6 minutes 4 MB)
Transcript: Does prison work? part 2
Does prison work? part 3 (13 minutes 8 MB)