Human rights and human wrongs: a rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders
Harrison, Karen; Rainey, Bernadette
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.
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|
|Deposit Date||May 20, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||May 20, 2016|
|Journal||Contemporary issues in law|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Sex offenders, Human rights|
|Additional Information||Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in Contemporary issues in law, 2014, v.13 issue 3.|
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Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.
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