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Deprivation of Freedom, Deprivation of Dignity? Understanding Incarceration Violence

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posted on 2018-12-05, 21:28 authored by Catarina FroisCatarina Frois
This article examines male inmates’ experiences and narratives on violence in prison confinement, namely in its discriminatory, physical, and psychological dimensions and impacts. Departing from the idea deprivation of freedom-deprivation of dignity, the article explore how inmates are simultaneously agents and subjects of violence, the way they evaluate and understand their crimes and their victims, and lastly, how prison fails to secure and maintain fundamental rights.
Keywords: prison confinement, dignity, discrimination, violence, abuse


Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia; Gerda Henkel Foundation


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  • Portugal

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  • Higher Education Lecturer

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ISCTE - Lisbon University Instituto


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