Contrasting Prisoners' Rights

A Comparative Examination of England and Germany

«.her [the author's] discussion of prisoner's legal rights in Germany is exhilarating. It powerfully reminds us that serious offenders do not have to be treated as subhuman beings to whom little is owed. And it sets the stage for further normative inquiry into what they are owed and how best to ensure that they receive it.»

Criminal Law and Philosophy
This work aims to provoke reflection on the English conception and treatment of prisoners' rights, through juxtaposition with prisoners' rights in Germany. The systems are compared and placed against a wider social background, and the methodological problems of comparative law are considered. Les mer
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This work aims to provoke reflection on the English conception and treatment of prisoners' rights, through juxtaposition with prisoners' rights in Germany. The systems are compared and placed against a wider social background, and the methodological problems of comparative law are considered.

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«.her [the author's] discussion of prisoner's legal rights in Germany is exhilarating. It powerfully reminds us that serious offenders do not have to be treated as subhuman beings to whom little is owed. And it sets the stage for further normative inquiry into what they are owed and how best to ensure that they receive it.»

Criminal Law and Philosophy

«.an illuminating comparative study of the historical, cultural, and legal forces that have shaped the treatment of prison inmates in Germany and England»

Criminal Law and Philosophy

Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction Comparing Prisoners' Rights ; 1. Prisoners in a Rights Culture: the Case of Germany ; 2. Prison Reform in Germany: Reform Ideals and Political Compromises ; 3. The German Prison Act: Principles and Special Provisions ; 4. Penal Politics and Prison Law in England ; 5. Prisoners and the Parliamentary Constitution ; 6. The Jurisprudence of Prisoners' Rights in England ; Conclusion

Om forfatteren

Liora Lazarus is Fellow and Tutor in Law at St. Anne's College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Law and Associate of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford.