Sentencing in the Dock: The case for a new sentence in the criminal courts of England and Wales


Britain is rebuilding. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced change throughout our economy and across our society. Initiatives that would have taken years have been introduced in weeks. We are at a unique moment to rethink almost every aspect of the way we live our lives. We should not ignore the criminal justice system when we do so. Instead, let’s seize the moment to reimagine the role of prisons, and create a new form of custody that is as effective at rehabilitation and reform as it is at punishment and protection of the public.

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