Our current response to preventing and punishing crime is failing and is unsustainable. There is a unique opportunity now for Ireland to enhance the protection of the community while at the same time respecting basic human rights standards. By identifying the most effective and cost-efficient response to the social problem of crime, IPRT called on all parties in 2011, an election year, to commit to a broad programme of evidence-led proposals, leading towards a more effective and a more humane penal system.
Here we present IPRT’s 10 priorities for creating better and safer communities. All of our proposals are backed up by solid evidence and research, presented across a series of Position Papers and Briefings, available on this website.
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