Punishing Costs: Locking up Children Makes Society Less Safe

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Author: new economics foundation (nef)

In 2010, this research highlighted the harms that the incarceration of children has on their lives and society. Locking up children increases costs that could be used towards something more humane, deteriorates mental health, and makes it harder to be reintegrated into the education system and get a job later. They are likely to continue their criminal careers after being released. The research proposes for the money to be put towards more rehabilitative and humane practices.

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