Risk and human rights in UK prison governance

Murphy, Thérèse and Whitty, Noel (2007) Risk and human rights in UK prison governance. British Journal of Criminology, 47 (5). pp. 798-816. ISSN 0007-0955

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Abstract

Risk and human rights discourses dominate the landscape of prison governance in the United Kingdom. For the most part, however, criminologists have focused only on concepts of risk and lawyers on human rights; there has been little overlap in the scholarship of these disciplines. In this article, we problematize this separation. We argue for a new stream of academic enquiry which recognizes the co-existence of different types of risk and rights discourses, and which draws upon more interdisciplinary understandings of risk, human rights and regulation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Criminology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Murphy, T. & Whitty, N., Risk and human rights in UK prison governance, British Journal of Criminology, 47,5 (2007), 798-816, is available online at: http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/47/5/798.full.pdf+html
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Whitty, Professor Noel
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 15:24
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2012 15:24
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1717

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