The Impact of Immigration Detention on Mental Health: A Literature Review

Bosworth, M. (2016). “Mental Health in Immigration Detention: A Literature Review”. Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186. London: HSMO.

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2732892

37 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2016

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Mary Bosworth

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This literature review was commissioned as part of the independent review of policies and procedures affecting the welfare of those held in immigration removal centres, which was announced by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in February 2015 (Home Office, 2015a). The wider review, conducted by Stephen Shaw, CBE, seeks to identify whether improvements can be made to safeguard the health and wellbeing of detainees, and those being escorted in the UK. This literature review examines relevant academic literature on immigration detention according to the following terms of reference.

Suggested Citation

Bosworth, Mary, The Impact of Immigration Detention on Mental Health: A Literature Review (2016). Bosworth, M. (2016). “Mental Health in Immigration Detention: A Literature Review”. Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186. London: HSMO. ; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2732892. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2732892

Mary Bosworth (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
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Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

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