Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Human Rights and Incarceration

Critical Explorations

Editors: Stanley, Elizabeth (Ed.)

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  • Explores human rights, social justice and incarceration using comparative case material from UK, Australia and NZ
  • Examines groups that are disproportionately affected through incarceration: indigenous populations, children, women, those with disabilities and refugees/‘non-citizens’
  • Analyses how human rights are secured for those incarcerated e.g. community activism, media engagement and UN collaboration
  • Presents an opportunity for a more hopeful vision of human rights and incarceration
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This collection considers human rights and incarceration in relation to the liberal-democratic states of Australia, New Zealand and the UK. It presents original case-study material on groups that are disproportionately affected by incarceration, including indigenous populations, children, women, those with disabilities, and refugees or ‘non-citizens’. The book considers how and why human rights are eroded, but also how they can be built and sustained through social, creative, cultural, legal, political and personal acts. It establishes the need for pragmatic reforms as well as the abolition of incarceration.

Contributors consider what has, or might, work to secure rights for incarcerated populations, and they critically analyse human rights in their legal, socio-cultural, economic and political contexts. In covering this ground, the book presents a re-invigorated vision of human rights in relation to incarceration. After all, human rights are not static principles; they have to be developed, fought over and engaged with.


About the authors

Elizabeth Stanley is Reader in Criminology, and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is an established, internationally recognised scholar in the areas of human rights and state crime. She was included in the recent substantive Handbook on Human Rights, and contributed the ‘guiding’ introductory chapter to the section of ‘Human Rights and Penality’ (Weber et al, 2016). She is an Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and a Board Member on several other journals (Criminology and Criminal Justice; State Crime; Justice, Power and Resistance). Her work is highly regarded for its originality and quality.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Human Rights and Incarceration

    Pages 1-23

    Stanley, Elizabeth

  • Children Deprived of Their Liberty on ‘Welfare’ Grounds: A Critical Perspective

    Pages 25-52

    Haydon, Deena

  • Rights of Persons with Disability Not to Be Criminalised

    Pages 53-77

    Baldry, Eileen

  • Challenging Māori Imprisonment and Human Rights Ritualism

    Pages 79-102

    Stanley, Elizabeth (et al.)

  • Immigration Detention and the Limits of Human Rights

    Pages 103-128

    Grewcock, Michael

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights and Incarceration
Book Subtitle
Critical Explorations
Editors
  • Elizabeth Stanley
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95399-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95399-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95398-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07028-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 311
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