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.

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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
1522-9092
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 http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034212

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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