Human rights and dignity in offender rehabilitation

Ward, Tony 2011, Human rights and dignity in offender rehabilitation, Journal of forensic psychology practice, vol. 11, no. 2-3, pp. 103-123, doi: 10.1080/15228932.2011.537580.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Human rights and dignity in offender rehabilitation
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Journal name Journal of forensic psychology practice
Volume number 11
Issue number 2-3
Start page 103
End page 123
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1522-8932
Keyword(s) human rights
correctional practice
Summary The concept of human rights is a moral (and legal) one that that is intended to safeguard provision of the social, economic, environmental, and psychological goods necessary for a dignified human life. Over the last 3 years, several papers on the implications of rights-based thinking for the assessment and treatment of offenders have appeared. In this paper, I draw from this work—in particular, the conceptual model developed by Ward and Birgden (2007)—and examine its practice recommendations and implications. First, I analyze the concept of dignity and its role in human rights thinking. Then the Ward and Birgden model of human rights is outlined and ethically justified. Finally, I discuss some of the major assessment and treatment consequences of this human rights approach.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15228932.2011.537580
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 7 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 9 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 219 Abstract Views, 76 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 15 Apr 2011, 16:34:16 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact