Knowledge bank for criminal justice

Knowledge bank for criminal justice 29 January 2013

Few states and countries have a sense of the return on investment they are getting from their criminal justice system expenditures. Money is spent and assumptions are made about outcomes, financial and substantive, without much notion of the real costs or benefits incurred.

 Yet this information is highly relevant to the decisions policymakers need to make.

The Cost-Benefit Knowledge Base for Criminal Justical (CBKB) helps to broaden the knowledge base of practitioners and policymakers about criminal justice cost-benefit analysis, deepen the knowledge and practice in this area, and support practitioners in building their capacity to promote, use, and interpret cost-benefit analysis in criminal justice settings.