Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions – Human Rights and Social Justice

Summary

The core objective of the programme will be to draw upon international knowledge and expertise to critically assess cross cultural responses to lawbreaking by women with a particular emphasis upon human rights and social justice. The programme will focus upon comparative experiences of community sanctions for women, an area that has received relatively little academic and policy attention. In doing so it will draw on, and extend, existing academic debates about women’s imprisonment and human rights, and provide a forum for academics, practitioners and policy makers to participate in the development of knowledge for policy, practice and research. This programme is funded by the Institute for Advanced Studies and will run during 2010.