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NCJ Number: 230026 Find in a Library
Title: Global Meets Local: International Participation in Prison Reform and Restructuring in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Journal: Criminology & Criminal Justice  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:77-94
Author(s): Andy Aitchison
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 18
Document: PDF
Type: Case Study
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper presents a case study of international participation in criminal justice reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
Abstract: This paper presents a case study of international participation in criminal justice reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), taken as an example of a small, peripheral jurisdiction experiencing a number of important social, political and economic transitions. The local context is introduced and is followed with a brief discussion on broader developments in penal policy beyond BiH. This precedes a case study of the work of the Council of Europe, which focuses on the pursuit of adequate conditions of detention for forensic psychiatric patients as an example of the impact of international human rights discourse and instruments on local penal policy. The obstacles to progress towards improved conditions of detention are located in the context of political fragmentation in BiH, supporting the view that local factors can constrain or mediate the influence of broader trends in penal policy. 12 notes and 65 references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Bosnia and Herzegovina; Change management; Criminal justice system reform; Foreign criminal justice planning; International cooperation
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