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Crime and human rights

Author: Stephan Parmentier; Elmar G M Weitekamp
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier JAI, 2007.
Series: Sociology of crime, law, and deviance, v. 9.
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Over the past decades, human rights have gained an increasing significance in law, politics and society, at the national and the international level. According to the American scholar Louis Henkin, human rights have become the paradigm of our time, thereby displacing previous paradigms such as religion and socialism. The criminal justice system has not been immune to this rapid rise of human rights. In the past two  Read more...
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Crime and human rights.
Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier JAI, 2007
(OCoLC)159703376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Parmentier; Elmar G M Weitekamp
ISBN: 9780080551241 0080551246 9780857240569 0857240560
OCLC Number: 173509398
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 275 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Contributors --
Introduction: On the Double Relationship of Crime and Human Rights --
Part I:Crime and Human Rights --
Human Rights in Europe and the Americas: Regional Protection Systems and the Process of Regional Integration --
1. Introduction --
2. The Systems of Human Rights Protection in Europe and the Americas --
3. Human Rights and Regional Integration --
4. Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Trafficking in Humans and Human Rights --
1. Introduction --
2. The Emergence of Anti-Trafficking Policies Worldwide --
3. The History of Problematizing Trafficking in Humans --
4. Defining Trafficking: International Treaties, National Offence Statutes and Human Rights --
5. Evidence on Trafficking in Humans --
6. Problems of Enforcement --
7. Conclusion --
References --
Youth, Crime and Human Rights --
1. Introduction --
2. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and other UN Guidelines and Rules on Juvenile Justice --
3. The UN Approach to Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice --
4. Issues for Further Debate --
5. Conclusion --
References --
Racism and Xenophobia and the Prevention of Bias Crimes in Germany: Results from a Nationwide Task Group --
1. Introduction --
2. Setting the Scene --
3. A Task Group for Germany --
4. Main Results --
5. Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Political Crimes and Serious Violations of Human Rights: Towards a Criminology of International Crimes --
1. Introduction --
2. Political Crimes and Serious Human Rights Violations: In Search of a Conceptual Clarification --
3. The Missing Link: Political Crimes and Serious Human Rights Violations as Object of Criminological Research --
4. Dealing with International Crimes in Transitional or Post-Conflict Situations --
5. Concluding Remarks: Towards a Criminology of International Crimes --
Sources of Information --
Part II:Human Rights and Justice --
Human Rights and Police Discretion: Justice Served or Denied? --
1. Introduction --
2. Policing Liberty and Human Rights --
3. A Note on Non-Democratic Policing and Police Discretion --
4. Police Discretion and Human Rights --
5. What Does it Mean --
Use of Police Discretion in Support of Human Rights? --
6. Police Culture and Organization as Impediments to Supporting Human Rights --
7. Civil Policing Reconsidered --
8. Using Police Discretion to Support Human Rights: An Alternative Perspective --
9. A Concluding Note --
Note --
References --
Restorative Justice and Human Rights --
1. Introduction --
2. Rights that the Criminal Justice System Aims to Protect --
3. Risks Encountered in Restorative Justice Processes --
4. Broader Human Rights Issues --
5. Protection of Rights in Non-State Forms of Justice --
6. Standards Setting --
7. Rights and Values --
8. Broadening the Discourse Around Human Rights --
9. Conclusion --
References --
The Zwelethemba Model: Practicing Human Rights Through Dispute Resolution --
1. Introduction --
2. Human Rights Discourse(s) --
3. The Zwelethemba Model --
4. Reconciling Universal Rights with Local Norms --
5. R.
Series Title: Sociology of crime, law, and deviance, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Stephan Parmentier and Elmar G.M. Weitekamp.

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This book addresses major developments in a systematic way, from the perspective of criminology and sociology, by looking at several types of crimes, old and new, from the angle of human rights and  Read more...

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