Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement in Europe

Solitary Confinement: a Comparative Enquiry Into European Practices

Sharon Shalev, from the Oxford University, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Criminal Justice and Human Rights,” under the title “Solitary Confinement: a Comparative Enquiry Into European Practices”. Here is the abstract: Solitary confinement is one of the oldest and most extreme prison practices. This paper seeks to map the contours of practices of solitary confinement across Europe. It builds on my previous work on solitary confinement and supermax prisons in the United States. In this paper I conduct preliminary analysis of variation in solitary confinement practices across Europe with a view to fostering further inquiry into this aspect of European policy and practices.

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  • “Solitary Confinement: a Comparative Enquiry Into European Practices”, by Sharon Shalev (Proceedings)

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