The Life Sentence and Parole

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Title: The Life Sentence and Parole
Authors: Griffin, Diarmuid
O'Donnell, Ian
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Date: Jan-2012
Abstract: Taking the life sentence as the new 'ultimate penalty' for many countries, this paper explores the factors associated with the release of life-sentence prisoners on parole. The Republic of Ireland is selected as a case study because it is in the unusual position of being influenced by European human rights norms as well as by the Anglo-American drive towards increased punitiveness. As an apparent outlier to both the human rights and punitive approaches, or perhaps as a hybrid of sorts, the relative impact of the two models can be elucidated. The article also provides an example of how small penal systems can be resistant to broader trends and the value of directing the criminological gaze upon countries where it seldom falls.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright (published version): 2012 the Authors
Keywords: PrisonersParoleLife sentenceHuman rightsIrelandPunitiveness
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azr097
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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