This is the provocative title for an article written by Øivind Bratberg of the University of Oslo. It is an edited version of his presentation to Nordic Horizons in June. You can download and read the article in full here.
As promised, Dr Tapio Lappi-Seppälä has sent on a full copy of his slides which he used at the recent meeting of Nordic Horizons. They are full and comprehensive and and available here as "the Scotland 2012 Finnish prison reduction presentation ". As a reminder, you can listen to the presentation recording in real time by downloading the audio recording below. ( Tapio starts speaking about 7 minutes in ) . Download the "Finns can only get better" Podcast