'. . . the book is a largely successful and thought-provoking attempt to analyse criminal law in utilitarian and economic terms. Fundamentally the book offers up a number of economic analyses of criminal law - and therefore encompasses the social sciences, including economics, behavioural economics, psychology and, to some extent, sociology. Those interested in criminology too, should also read this book. . . this book is an interesting and instructive read, certainly for criminal lawyers, as well as criminologists, sociologists and those making difficult policy decisions with respect to crime prevention and punishment.' - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine.