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Common Era: Spirituality in an Age of Change
S2 E5: Does Punishment Even Work?
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S2 E5: Does Punishment Even Work?

If the prison system we've created is ultimately a failure, what kind of approach could take its place?

In this episode, Matshidiso and Annmarie put the very concept of crime and punishment under scrutiny. If the prison system we've created is ultimately a failure, what kind of approach could take its place? The conversation moves from the need for acknowledgment of wrong, and consequences of that wrong, to establishing a humane, case-by-case understanding of criminality that views offenders truly as human beings made in the image of God. In particular, Annmarie brings her 25 years of experience in the youth justice space to deeply challenge our presumptions about crime and a whole section of society that we find convenient to forget about.

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References in this episode:

Reoffending rates - in the UK, 75% of ex-inmates reoffend within nine years of release, and 39.3% within the first twelve months
https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=ES%2FK002023%2F1

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Common Era: Spirituality in an Age of Change
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