Embedding Human Rights in Prison

English and Dutch Perspectives

Authors: Karamalidou, Anastasia

  • Offers a comprehensive account of the varying standards of human rights afforded to prisoners in England and The Netherlands
  • Draws on real-life human experiences to highlight the different ways in which prisoners live in prison
  • Analyses the various practices used within the penal system and suggests how to improve the lives of prisoners
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About this book

This is a comparative study of prisoners' human rights in England, Wales and the Netherlands. Over the years changes in Dutch penal policy have smoothed to some degree the sharp contrasting differences that were once characteristic of the English and the Dutch prison systems. In this context, the study documents the impact of the two countries' penal policies on prisoners' human rights and presents prisoners' views on the human rights contribution to prison life and prisoner treatment. 
English and Dutch prisoners treat human rights recognition and protection as the yardstick of the prison's legitimacy in contemporary democracies. Drawing on their respective experiences, Karamalidou highlights valuable lessons on what practices to adopt and what practices to cease with a view to embedding human rights in prison. A compassionate and thought-provoking study, this book will be of interest to undergraduate and postagraduate students of penology and human rights.

About the authors

Dr. Anastasia Karamalidou is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Human Rights and Prisons

    Karamalidou, Anastasia

    Pages 1-16

  • English and Dutch Prisons: ‘Contrasts in Tolerance’

    Karamalidou, Anastasia

    Pages 17-35

  • English Penal Policy and Prisoners’ Human Rights

    Karamalidou, Anastasia

    Pages 37-87

  • Dutch Penal Policy and Prisoners’ Human Rights

    Karamalidou, Anastasia

    Pages 89-114

  • Human Rights in English Prisons: Prisoners’ Views

    Karamalidou, Anastasia

    Pages 115-150

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58502-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58501-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embedding Human Rights in Prison
Book Subtitle
English and Dutch Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58502-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58502-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58501-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 221
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