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Introduction: From Prisons in Europe to Europe in Prisons

  • Tom Daems
  • Luc Robert
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Abstract

In this chapter we briefly introduce some of the key developments and institutions at the European level (in particular, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)) which touch upon prison policy. The chapter also discusses at length the approach that has inspired the project (‘Europe in Prisons’) and explains how this differs from a more conventional comparative approach (‘Prisons in Europe’). The chapter concludes by introducing the chapters of the volume.

Keywords

Europe in prisons approach European institutions Introduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Daems
    • 1
  • Luc Robert
    • 2
  1. 1.Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.National Institute of Forensic Sciences and Criminology (NICC)BrusselsBelgium

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