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Women in Prison

The Bangkok Rules and Beyond

Book | 1st edition 2017 | United Kingdom | Piet van Kempen, Maartje Krabbe

Women are a rapidly growing minority in prisons. Prison systems, however, have always been determined by the behaviour of men. The 2010 UN Bangkok Rules form a body of rules that is specifically aimed at the needs of women in prison. Being the first international instrument on this subject, the Bangkok Rules can be considered a milestone. Thus this volume focuses on the topic of women in prison in general, and on the Bangkok Rules in particular. The volume comprises an introductory chapter, seven thematic chapters, and 23 chapters dedicated to individual countries around the world. Themes discussed in these chapters include, among others, the (international) human rights framework applicable to women in prison, statistics and criminological factors relevant to women in prison, and the actual conditions of women in prison worldwide. An extensive collection of expert knowledge, this volume intends to highlight both good practice in the context of women in prison and the many challenges that lie ahead.

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Type of product Book
Format Hardback
EAN / ISSN 9781780684215
Serie name International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation
Weight 1650 g
Status Available
Number of pages xl + 918 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Mar 20, 2017
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of Contents
  • Women in prison: a transnational perspective
  • Femmes en prison: une perspective transnationale
  • Women, crime and incarceration: exploring pathways of women in conflict with the law – The case of South Africa
  • Variations and growth in the levels of female imprisonment
  • Protection of women in prison under the European Conventionon Human Rights
  • European standards relating to non-judicial protection of women in prison
  • Protection of women in prison in Asia: positive developments, weaknesses, opportunities and threats – perspectives from UNAFEI and its participating countries
  • The design of women’s prisons: an architectural perspective on gender-specific needs and realities of female prisoners and main requirements for improvement
  • Women in prison in Argentina
  • Women in prison in Australia
  • Women in prison in Austria
  • Women in prison in Brazil
  • Women in prison in England and Wales
  • Women in prison in Finland
  • Femmes en prison en France
  • Women in prison in Germany
  • Women in prison in Greece
  • Women in prison in Ireland
  • Femmes en prison en Italie
  • Women in prison in the Netherlands
  • Women in prison in New Zealand
  • Women in prison in Poland
  • Women in prison in Portugal
  • Women in prison in Russia
  • Women in prison in South Africa
  • Women in prison in Spain
  • Femmes en prison en Suisse: la situation des femmes prévenues et condamnées
  • Women in prison in Taiwan
  • Women in prison in Thailand: implementation of the UN Bangkok Rules in the Thai criminal justice system
  • Femmes en prison en Turquie
  • Women in prison in the USA
  • United Nations Rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders (the Bangkok Rules)
  • Règles des Nations Unies concernant le traitement des femmes détenues et les mesures non privatives de liberté pour les femmes délinquantes (Règles de Bangkok)