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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 8 4

Women Prisons in North-Eastern Thailand: How Well Do They Meet International Human Rights Standards?


Thailand has one of the highest incarceration rates of women in the world. With an increasing prison population overall as well as an increasing proportion of female inmates, the country faces one of its most challenging tasks in penitentiary administration: reforms to its legal landscape and its correctional practices in line with international standards. A response to such a crisis is to undertake a prison evaluation project to ensure proper implementation of the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (also known as the ‘Bangkok Rules’). The primary objective of this research article is to assess and identify a prison model that can inspire the development of other prison facilities, while supporting a firm commitment to maintain and improve the status of current model facilities.

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Author Biographies

Mahidol University
Thailand Thailand

Srisombat Chokprajakchat, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Doctoral Program in Criminology at Mahidol University, Thailand. She was a Program Director in Criminology, Justice Administration and Society during 2005-2011. She serves as a committee member of The Mahidol University Institutional Review Board (MU-IRB), and also a member of Justice Fund Commission under the Ministry of Justice.

Mahidol University
Thailand Thailand

Wanaporn Techagaisiyavanit, SJD, is an Assistant Professor in the Master Program in Criminology and Justice Administration at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand. She earned a doctoral law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her areas of interests include human rights and criminal justice, violent crime prevention, and victimology. She has conducted funded researches on the crime victims’ rights and was a co-investigator in the Drafting of the Forth National Human Rights Action Plan Project. Her current works involve researches on violent crime prevention and an assessment of the outcome of the research projects concerning law enforcement and criminal justice.