Do prisons create a deterrent to crime?

The case of Anders Breivik against the Norwegian government has ruffled a lot of feathers this week. The man who massacred 77 people in 2011 may not only have a case about “inhuman and degrading” treatment under the European Convention of Human Rights, but could also force the government to pay his legal costs of 331,000 kroner (£32,000). That, … Continue reading Do prisons create a deterrent to crime?