Human rights and correctional clinical practice

Ward, Tony and Birgden, Astrid 2007, Human rights and correctional clinical practice, Aggression and violent behavior, vol. 12, no. 6, November-December, pp. 628-643, doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2007.05.001.

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Title Human rights and correctional clinical practice
Author(s) Ward, Tony
Birgden, Astrid
Journal name Aggression and violent behavior
Volume number 12
Issue number 6
Season November-December
Start page 628
End page 643
Publisher Elsevier Science
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2007-11
ISSN 1359-1789
Keyword(s) forensic psychology
human rights
correctional practice
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.avb.2007.05.001
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 ©2007, Elsevier Ltd.
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