PUNISHMENT, PENAL POLICIES & PRISONS
- Module code: LW398
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 1
- Department: SCHOOL OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
The response to crime since the mid-1990s has been characterised in many developed countries by an emphasis on prison expansion. This module will seek to understand the complex role of the prison in contemporary society by exploring some of the policy dilemmas that confront prison systems everywhere. By examining contemporary penal policy debates including prisoners’ rights, students will develop a critical understanding of prison governance, law and policy in comparative perspective. Particular attention will be paid to prison conditions, penological regimes, international human rights standards and oversight mechanisms.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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* Jewkes, Y., Crewe, B., & Bennett, J. (2016)(Eds.) Handbook on Prisons. Second Edition. Routledge.
* Liebling, A. and Crewe, B (2012). ‘Prison life, penal power, and prison effects’. In M. Maguire et al (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Fifth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
* Owen, T., & MacDonald, A. (2015) (Ed.) Livingstone, Owen, and MacDonald on Prison Law. Fourth Edition. Oxford University Press.
* Rogan, M., (2014) Prison Law. Bloomsbury.
* Rogan, M., (2011) Prison Policy in Ireland: Politics, Penal-Welfarism and Political Imprisonment. Routledge.
* Scott, D. (2013) (Ed.) Why Prison? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
* Scott, D. & Flynn, N. (2014) Prisons and Punishment: The Essentials. Sage, London.
* Scott, D. & Codd, H. (2010) Controversial Issues in Prisons. Open University Press, Milton Keynes.
* Van Zyl Smit, D., & Snacken, S. (2009). Principles of European prison law and policy: penology and human rights. Oxford University Press.
* Students will be provided with supplementary materials on moodle (Maynooth University’s Virtual Learning Environment).
31st January 2023 - 14:36:00 (24h)