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Caring and the Prison in Philosophy, Policy and Practice: Under Lock and Key

Coverdale, HB; (2020) Caring and the Prison in Philosophy, Policy and Practice: Under Lock and Key. Journal of Applied Philosophy 10.1111/japp.12415. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Care appears prima facie antithetical to punishment. Since the overlaps between care and punishment are greater than we paradigmatically expect, care ethics offers a more accurate account of prisons: recognising and critiquing both dehumanising carceral violence, and the necessity, presence, and inadequacies of penal care, as well as unlocking ways of thinking differently about structural change without losing sight of individual issues. After introducing care ethics and evidencing the presence of caring practices in present prisons, the article considers how we punish, in terms of the amount, method, and manner. Treating people in punishment as moral equals is important for liberal deontological penal theories. Treatment as equals requires context. Context is intrinsic to care‐ethics praxis, which provides methods of and standards for accessing and applying this information.

Type: Article
Title: Caring and the Prison in Philosophy, Policy and Practice: Under Lock and Key
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/japp.12415
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/japp.12415
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 The Authors. Journal of Applied Philosophy published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Society for Applied Philosophy. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10096802
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