International News

International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 1998 22nd February 2000

By Gordon C. Barclay & Cynthia Tavares. This bulletin brings together statistical information on criminal justice collected by the Home Office and the Council of Europe. Read more

Male-to-Female Transsexuals and Transgendered People in Prisons: HIV/AIDS Issues and Strategies 15th July 1999

By Ann V Scott & Rick Lines in Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review (Volume 4, Number 2/3, Spring 1999). Published by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network ( Read more

HIV/AIDS in the Male-to-Female Transsexual and Transgendered Prison Population: A Comprehensive Strategy 20th May 1999

Excellent Canadian policy document on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Published by Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network ( Read more

The Case against Segregation in "Specialized" Care Units 17th April 1998

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, some people within governments and some public health officials have demanded the segregation of HIV-positive people. While such demands have become rare with regard to HIV-positive people in the general community, they continue to occur with regard to HIV-positive people living in prisons.… Read more

Regulating the Prison Population: Experiences from a Long-term Policy in Finland by Tapio Lappi-Seppälä 18th March 1998

Presentation delivered at the Beyond Prisons International Symposium, sponsored by the Correctional Service of Canada. March 15-18, 1998, Kingston, Ontario. Read more

Criminal Victimisation in eleven Industrialised Countries: Key findings from the 1996 International Crime Victims Survey 1st December 1997

by Pat Mayhew & Jan .J.M.van Dijk. (1997). The Hague: Ministry of Justice, WODC Read more

"Mandatory Drug Testing in Prisons" by Morag MacDonald 30th January 1997

Research report on Britain's mandatory drug testing programme concludes it to be "counterproductive". Published by the Centre for Research into Quality, University of Central England in Birmingham. Read more

Crime and Civilization: An Interview with Nils Christie 12th August 1996

For Nils Christie the way in which a society delivers pain to its wrongdoers is the measure of civilization. He is a long-time critic of the "lock-'em-up-and-throw-away-the-key" approach to law and order that is now filling up prisons on both sides of the Atlantic. Christie has been an important influence… Read more

HIV/AIDS in Youth Custody Settings: A Comprehensive Strategy 18th June 1996

Excellent Canadian policy document on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Published by Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network ( Read more

UNAIDS Point of View: Prison and AIDS 2nd May 1996

© Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Read more


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