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This paper looks at the feelings people have about prison and non-custodial sentences. Drawing on work conducted by the Centre for Social Marketing at the University of Strathclyde, it focusses specifically on how the public responds to seven key arguments that are often deployed to promote acceptance of increased use of non-custodial sentences.