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ICPR launches new publication A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff (3rd edition)

19 Jul 2018

Wednesday 18 July saw the launch of the 3rd edition of A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff, co-authored by Professor Andrew Coyle, Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies at the University of London, and Helen Fair, Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) at Birkbeck.

 

World Female Imprisonment List (fourth edition)

09 Nov 2017

More than 714,000 women and girls are in prison around the world, new report published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research shows.

More than 714,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world, according to the fourth edition of the World Female Imprisonment List, researched and compiled by Roy Walmsley and published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London.

Event on female imprisonment

27 Sep 2017

On Thursday, 9 November, ICPR will launch the fourth edition of the World Female Imprisonment List, providing a comprehensive account of the numbers of women and girls in prison across the world. With female prisoner numbers rising at a much greater rate than the male equivalent since 2000, the event is an important opportunity to consider some of the key causes and consequences of this worrying trend.

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