Social Rehabilitation and Criminal Justice
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the current directions in social rehabilitation scholarship and research by bringing together the voices of legal scholars, criminal justice professionals, social scientists, and people directly impacted by criminal justice in a comparative, international, and interdisciplinary fashion. The volume offers a narrative of social rehabilitation in penal contexts through five main domains: theoretical-philosophical, legal-comparative, human rights, social scientific, lived experience, and policy. Collectively, the contributions provide a systematised examination of the normative facets of social rehabilitation and illustrate avenues for its implementation in criminal justice domains in the full respect of the rights of justice-involved individuals, casting a critical gaze on some of the mainstream narratives dominating contemporary penal policy. The overarching legal approach is complemented by a selection of perspectives in social rehabilitation research emanating from social psychology, critical criminology, penology, and neuroscience. These perspectives inform and enrich the legal and jurisprudential debates on the qualification of social rehabilitation as a fundamental goal of justice across domestic and international legal systems.
Federica Coppola is assistant professor of Law at IE University Law School, where she teaches Criminal Law and Law & Behavior. Prior to joining IE, she was senior researcher in the Dept. of Criminal Law at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security, and Law, where she currently is a research affiliate. She holds a JD summa cum laude from University of Bologna, an LL.M in International, Comparative, and European Laws, and a PhD in Law from the European University Institute. Following her PhD, she was Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York, a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, and a postdoc scholar at Columbia University’s Social Relations Lab & the Center for Justice.