Reducing Australia’s crime bill.
If you were asked what the cost of crime in Australia is you might say something about moral standards or society. But what about the economic cost?
Crime is costing Australia a total of $48 billion a year, much of that cost is on incarceration, this is despite crime rates declining. With the huge costs burdening the national and state budgets it begs the question: could more emphasis towards rehabilitation and prevention programs help lower the cost of crime?
Presenter Myles Houlbrook-Walk spoke with Rick Sarre, Professor of Law at the University of South Australia, to discuss the issue.
Producer: Pranav Harish