Title: Prisons of the World
Author: COYLE ANDREW
Publication date: 04/11/2021
Imprint: THE POLICY PRESS
Publishing status: Active
This book discusses the failings of the prison system in many countries and offers positive pointers for the future. It shows the way forward will be through initiatives such as Justice Reinvestment and in the Human Development model.
How do governments and societies use prison to respond to underlying and fundamental social, economic and political issues?
Using data on world imprisonment and numerous international examples from his personal experience, Coyle, a prison practitioner, academic and international expert, discusses the failings of prison around the world.
Acknowledging the influence of external agencies, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Inter American Court of Human Rights and court interventions in the use of solitary confinement, he offers some positive pointers for the future and how there might be a better distribution of resources between criminal justice and social justice by an application of the principles of Justice Reinvestment.
Dimension: 234mm X 156mm