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Distinctive Features of European Penology and Penal Policy-Making

Book Contribution - Chapter

In this chapter, Sonja Snacken and Dirk van Zyl Smit tackle the definitional issue head-on by pointing outthat even within Europe, definitions of 'penology' vary greatly. They proceed to argue that an understanding of European penology is better reached by focusing on the specific European institutional context: theexistence and roles of two pan-European organisations, the Council of Europe and the European Union, which are involved in intergovernmental and supranational penal policy-making and penological standard setting.
Book: European Penology?
Series: Onati International Series in Law and Society
Pages: 3-24
Number of pages: 22
Publication year:2013
Keywords:Penology, Europe
  • VABB Id: c:vabb:376895