Imprisonment Today and Tomorrow: International Perspectives on Prisoners' Rights and Prison Conditions

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Dirk Van Zyl Smit, Frieder Du ̈nkel
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 6 juin 2001 - 879 pages
Are more people being imprisoned throughout the world? Why is imprisonment still being used on a wide scale when an increasing number of alternatives are available? What are the major developments in prison law in the last decade? What problems arise in prison systems when states become constitutional democracies for the first time? Should prisons be privatized? How can prison conditions and prisoners' rights be improved? What special measures should there be for women, juveniles, violent offenders or drug addicts in prison? What programmes work effectively under which conditions? The second edition of "Imprisonment Today and Tomorrow" presents much fresh information in its attempts to provide answers to these and other crucial questions. It provides authoritative accounts by leading national experts on the place of imprisonment in 26 penal systems of major countries throughout the world. In addition, through the chapters on the work of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Punishment, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations, it sheds new light on international initiatives to promote prison standards. These are complemented by a comparative survey of world prison populations and a final chapter in which the editors evaluate developments described in this volume and elsewhere in order to arrive at conclusions about international trends and to make well-grounded proposals for prison reform.
 

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Table des matières

Austria
3
Belgium
32
Botswana
82
Brazil
104
Canada
124
The Czech Republic
151
Denmark
175
England and Wales
211
Mozambique
467
Poland
508
Russia
551
South Africa
589
Spain
609
Sweden
634
Switzerland
653
United States of America
676

Estonia
238
France
253
Germany
288
Hungary
351
India
373
The Death of Prison Reform in Italy
400
Japan
425
Lithuania
448
Venezuela
695
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
717
NonGovernmental Organizations
740
The United Nations and the Promotion of Prison Standards
756
An Attempt at a Complete List
775
Conclusion
796
List of Authors
860
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