Human rights, criminal justice and closed environments

Authored by: Bronwyn Naylor

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138931176
eBook ISBN: 9781315679891
Adobe ISBN: 9781317395553

10.4324/9781315679891.ch50

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Abstract

Criminal justice systems can demand the detention of people in closed institutions such as prisons, police cells and forensic psychiatric facilities. Detention, however, introduces heightened risks of rights abuse, given its fundamentally coercive character and relative absence of public scrutiny.

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