United Nations and Prison Justice: The complete Revision of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, 1957

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  • Author :James Vadackumchery
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9788180699610
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XX, 282
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: International Studies, Law, Political Science

About the Book :

The U.N. Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners-1957 have nearly a century of history behind. It was indeed humanitarian in approach to prisoners. Nearly 60 years have elapsed since the Rules were accepted by the United Nations. Certainly, the Rules need a revision now because of (1) a long lapse of six decades, and (2) developments in the fields of correction, reformation, resocialization, rehabilitation and reintegration of the inmates (in a Centre of Personality Development—as the Prisons are now called) to society back. This book contains a complete revision of the existing UNSMR for the Treatment of Prisoners from 1970 as an international debate (discussion) is going on ever since. The book will be of great interest for anyone concerned with the protection of human dignity, to exclude cruelty, neglect and degradation to the inmates in a Centre of Personality Development and, in particular, to minimize the effect and impact of isolation or segregation from the community, whatever be the offence committed.

About Author :

James Vadackumchery, Criminologist & Advocate M.A. (Crim.), D.Ph., LL.B., Ph.D., First rank holder for B.A. (Crim.) of Karnatak University and M.A. (Crim.) of Saugor University, 2nd rank holder for LL.B (Law) and D.Ph. examinations; Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (Kerala University), Gold Medalist and National Merit Scholarship Winner (twice).
Authentic author of more than 70 authoritative and research books in the special areas of Police, Crime and Justice and 1200 articles—research and popular - in professional journals, news papers and periodical publications of repute.
Member of many professional organizations; Visiting Professor in universities and institutions of higher learning, research and training including Reserve Bank of India, National Judicial Academy etc.; Member, Board of Studies in Criminology of Karnatak, Calicut and Saugor Universities and State Advisory Board on Correctional Administration,  Member, State Prison Review Committee (Kerala), Consultant to Police Welfare Commission, Public Speaker and Human Rights Activist, Broadcaster over AIR and Telecaster in Indian and International T.V. networks and a constant Consultant to the media (print and electronic) on criminological and human rights issues, Criminologist on the Faculty of the State Police Training College, Thiruvananthapuram for nearly three decades, now a practising lawyer.
Examiner in Universities, Service Commissions and Public Undertakings, Evaluator of research works and theses and supervising teacher for Ph.D. degree in Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi Universities.
A name in the International Dictionary of Biographies of the IBC, Cambridge, the recipient of the Distinguished International Scholar Award for Life time Achievements-2003 of the American Society of Criminology, a name listed in the Limca Book of Records-2006 for authoring most books in crime, police and justice and a personality honoured by the University of Calcutta with Suprabha Deb Gold Medal-2007. Recipient of the Award of Excellence by the Archdiocese of Changanassery, 2007 and a PROFILE viewed by 5 per cent of 200 million people In LinkedIn during 2012.