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Contrasting Prisoners' Rights: A Comparative Examination of England and Germany

Liora Lazarus


This volume aims to provoke reflection on the English conception and treatment of prisoners' rights, through juxtaposition with the conception of prisoners' rights in Germany. First, the German and English understandings of prisoners' legal status are examined; secondly these understandings are placed against the background of broader social, political, and legal factors; and thirdly, the methodological problems of comparative law are addressed. English and German approaches to prisoners' rights present illuminating contrasts. In England, despite significant judicial activity in the developmen ... More

Keywords: prisoner rights, England, Germany, legal status, prison life, German Prison Act, prison law, comparative law, judicial activity, jurisprudence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liora Lazarus, author
Fellow and Tutor in Law at St. Anne's College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Law and Associate of the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford