Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2017

242 Pages | 10 black & white illustrations, 9 tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526116970

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Citizen convicts

Prisoners, politics and the vote

First Edition

Cormac Behan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Considers the experience of enfranchisement from the perspective of prisoners
  • Prisoner enfranchisement is at the intersection of punishment and representative government
  • Prisoner enfranchisement remains one of the few contested electoral issues in twenty-first-century democracies
  • The debate about prisoner enfranchisement gives some insights into the impact of imprisonment, society's conflicted attitude towards prisoners, the variety of stimuli for penal reform and the nature of citizenship

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