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Danny Kruger: The Purpose of Punishment

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 June 2011

Danny Kruger is the founder of Only Connect - a charitable arts company working with prisoners, ex- offenders and young people at risk of crime.

He calls for a re-evaluation of the purpose of punishment, treating retribution and rehabilitation as two separate objectives whose current confusion serves neither the criminal, nor the victim nor the wider interests of justice.

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