Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions

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In any society, certain people pose a risk to others. For hundreds of years, preventive detention has been authorized by governments to ensure people are held in custody for: criminal proceedings, mental health issues, quarantine, inebriation, enemy alien status, sexual predator suspicion, etc. The policy has also been famously employed more recently to control suspected terrorists. In all of these areas, governments need to balance the protection of the community with the rights of the 'dangerous' person. These regimes ...

Preventive Detention: Asking the Fundamental Questions 2013, Intersentia

ISBN-13: 9781780681177

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