Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Human rights and correctional clinical practice

journal contribution
posted on 2007-11-01, 00:00 authored by Tony Ward, Astrid BirgdenAstrid Birgden
The formulation of human rights theory and policies represents an ethical advance and promises to supply a framework for resolving ethnic, social, and individual conflicts. Ethics is essentially a means for coordinating the conflicting interests of peoples and nations and human rights provide a strong foundation to do this in multiple domains. Our aim in this paper is to apply a human rights perspective, in association with a justifying theory and set of goods, to the correctional arena. First, we discuss the definition of human rights, their proper analysis and justification. We then apply the results of our discussion to the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of offenders. Finally, we consider the policy, research, and intervention implications of a human rights perspective for correctional practitioners.

History

Journal

Aggression and violent behavior

Volume

12

Issue

6

Season

November-December

Pagination

628 - 643

Publisher

Elsevier Science

Location

New York, N. Y.

ISSN

1359-1789

eISSN

1873-6335

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Elsevier Ltd.

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC