Imprisonment Worldwide: The Current Situation and An Alternative Future

Imprisonment Worldwide: The Current Situation and An Alternative Future

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ISBN-13: 9781447331759
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Andrew Coyle, CMG, is professor emeritus of prison studies at the University of London and was founding director of the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s College London. He is the author of A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management. Helen Fair is a research fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck, University of London, and was previously a research associate at the International Centre for Prison Studies at Kings College. Jessica Jacobson is codirector of ICPR and was formerly a senior research officer for the UK Home Office. She is coauthor of Inside Crown Court: Personal Experiences and Questions of Legitimacy, also published by Policy Press. Roy Walmsley established and is director of the World Prison Brief, a comprehensive online database of information on the prison systems of the world.

Table of Contents


Introduction;
Section I: Prisons and the use of imprisonment: numbers and trends;
Numbers of prisoners worldwide;
Composition of prison populations worldwide;
Prison population trends;
Section II: An ethical approach to the use of imprisonment;
What constitutes an ethical approach to the use of imprisonment?;
Features of an ethical approach to the use of imprisonment;
Challenges to an ethical approach to the use of imprisonment;
Section III: An alternative future;
Rethinking prisons and the use of imprisonment;
Conclusion. 

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