Social Deprivation and Criminal Justice
University of Warwick
June 15, 2012
RETHINKING CRIMINAL LAW THEORY, p. 217, François Tanguay-Renaud and James Stribopoulos, eds., Hart, 2012
Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/14
This paper challenges the use of social deprivation in lawful punishment. In this context, ‘social deprivation’ refers not to poverty and its associated social ills, but to genuine social deprivation. Social deprivation is a persisting inadequacy of access to minimally supportive social inclusion. The paper draws on the idea of a general human right against social deprivation to show that there is a specific human right against socially privative punishments such as solitary confinement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Human rights, Ostracism, Punishment, Social deprivation, Social inclusion, Solitary confinement, Torture
Date posted: June 16, 2012
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