Community Sentences to get tougher under David Cameron Plan

There has been speculation in the press today (Friday 24 February) about  the Government’s plans to make community sentences tougher, including new sanctions such as confiscation of credit cards, passports and driving licences.

There is evidence that community sentences are already more effective compared to other types of sentencing, for example, short sentences of imprisonment.  For those wanting to look at the evidence, the PCA has just published a review, pulling together research and statistics information.  In particular the evidence shows that …