Experiences with Welfare, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Prisoners: Lessons Learned?

Gisler, Charlotte; Pruin, Ineke Regina; Hostettler, Ueli (2018). Experiences with Welfare, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Prisoners: Lessons Learned? (UNRISD Working Paper 5/2018). Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

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This paper contributes to the debate on desirable correctional services systems by presenting four national case studies on the welfare, rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners, and how each country regulates and institutionalizes these aspects of the penal system. The countries analysed are: Canada, known for its community involvement in release approach; Norway, known for its strong welfare system; Japan, known for its decreasing prison rate; and Malaysia, known for its efforts in the deradicalization and reintegration of prisoners with extremist ideologies. To create a comparable basis for analysis between the different countries, a comparative scale was developed based on the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules). The scale allows the welfare, rehabilitation and reintegration dimensions of correctional services in each country to be classified in three categories (insufficient, sufficient and excelled). In addition to these three dimensions, the prison regime of each country was analysed to allow the national prison context to be considered in the country comparison.

Item Type:

Report (Report)

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Penal Law > Institute for Penal Law and Criminology > Chair Prof. Weber
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Penal Law
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Penal Law > Institute for Penal Law and Criminology
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Social Anthropology

UniBE Contributor:

Gisler, Charlotte; Pruin, Ineke Regina and Hostettler, Ueli

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

Series:

UNRISD Working Paper

Publisher:

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ulrich Hostettler-Macias

Date Deposited:

07 May 2018 11:46

Last Modified:

07 May 2018 11:46

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.115214

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/115214

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