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Imprisonment of the Elderly and Death in Custody

The Right to Review

Aleksandr Khechumyan



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09 April 2018
Over the past few decades, there has been a sharp increase in the number of elderly prisoners, and hence a rise in the number of prisoners dying in custody. In this book, Khechumyan questions whether respect for human dignity would justify releasing older and seriously ill prisoners. He also examines the normative justifications which could limit the administration of the imprisonment of the elderly and seriously ill.

Khechumyan argues that factors such as a prisoner's age and health could alter the balance between the legitimate goals of punishment, rendering the continued imprisonment 'grossly disproportionate'. To address these issues, Articles 3 and 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights are extensively examined.

This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers working in the fields of Criminal Justice, Human Rights Law, and Gerontology.
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   498g
ISBN:   9781138554832
ISBN 10:   1138554839
Pages:   188
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Aleksandr Khechumyan is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany. He holds an LL.M. degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK, and Dr.jur. degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany. Khechumyan has extensive practical experience working in both governmental and non-governmental sectors. He has published articles in such journals as European Human Rights Law Review, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, and International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.

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