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Human rights and human wrongs: a rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders

Harrison, Karen; Rainey, Bernadette

Authors

Karen Harrison

Bernadette Rainey



Abstract

The treatment and management of sex offenders is largely premised on the concepts of punishment and public protection. Driven by populist punitiveness and moral panic, policies designed to manage such offenders are largely incapacitative and retaliatory. Rather than looking at punishment from this aims perspective however, this article considers the influence of human rights on the concept of punishment. By looking at the management of sex offenders through the use of pharmacotherapy and the sex offender register it considers how concepts such as consent, dignity and equality are relevant to the punishment debate.

Citation

Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (2014). Human rights and human wrongs: a rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders. Contemporary Issues in Law, 13(3), 229-248

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date May 20, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 20, 2016
Journal Contemporary issues in law
Print ISSN 1357-0374
Publisher Lawtext Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 3
Pages 229-248
Keywords Sex offenders, Human rights
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/438408
Publisher URL http://www.lawtext.com/lawtextweb/default.jsp?PageID=2
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in Contemporary issues in law, 2014, v.13 issue 3.

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