By Irene Becci, Olivier Roy
This ebook examines how prisons meet demanding situations of non secular range, in an period of accelerating multiculturalism and globalization. Social scientists learning corrections have famous the real function that spiritual or non secular perform may have on rehabilitation, relatively for inmates with dealing with pressure, psychological overall healthiness and substance abuse issues. In the earlier, the historic determine of the legal chaplain operated basically in a Christian context, following basically a Christian version. more and more, felony populations (inmates in addition to staff) show variety of their ethnic, cultural, non secular and geographic backgrounds. As public associations, prisons are forced to uphold the human rights in their inmates, together with non secular freedom. Prisons face demanding situations in impending spiritual plurality and secularism, and protecting prisoners' felony rights to spiritual freedom.
The contributions to this paintings current case reviews that study how prisons all through Europe have approached demanding situations of non secular variety. that includes contributions from the united kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, this interdisciplinary quantity comprises contributions from social and political scientists, faith students and philosophers analyzing the position of faith and spiritual variety in felony rehabilitation. it will likely be of curiosity to researchers in Criminology and felony Justice, Social and Political technology, Human Rights, Public coverage, and non secular Studies.