Therapeutic jurisprudence and babies in prison

Crewe, H. ORCID: 0000-0002-8653-7946, 2020. Therapeutic jurisprudence and babies in prison. Forum Prava, 64 (5), pp. 17-23. ISSN 1995-6134

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International human rights state that imprisonment for mothers with babies should be used as a last resort. Currently, there is no international agreement for the age limit of children in prison and a lack of consistency with the treatment of this minority population. This article is significant in its advocacy of using a theoretical approach that emphasises the benefits of using legislation, including international human rights frameworks. The premise of Therapeutic Jurisprudence (TJ) is that law influences emotional life and psychological well-being (Winick & Wexler, 2003). Significantly, the duty bearers of the Bangkok Rules (2010) include individuals from non-governmental organisations, local communities and the voluntary sector. This article examines the role of activists who represent the rights of women, practitioners who work in prisons and other potential stakeholders. The significance of this article is its recognition of the need for creating a rights respecting culture in prisons across the globe is complex for babies in prison.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Forum Prava
Creators: Crewe, H.
Date: 24 November 2020
Volume: 64
Number: 5
ISSN: 1995-6134
Rights: © Crewe Helen, 2020. Open access under CC BY license
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 20 Jul 2021 15:51
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 15:51

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