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Words matter: a call for humanizing and respectful language to describe people who experience incarceration

Published inBMC International Health and Human Rights, vol. 18, no. 1, 41
Publication date2018
Abstract

Words matter when describing people involved in the criminal justice system because language can have a significant impact upon health, wellbeing, and access to health information and services. However, terminology used in policies, programs, and research publications is often derogatory, stigmatizing, and dehumanizing.

Keywords
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Humans
  • Prisoners/psychology
  • Prisons
  • Respect
  • Social Stigma
  • Terminology as Topic
  • United States
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TRAN, Nguyen Toan et al. Words matter: a call for humanizing and respectful language to describe people who experience incarceration. In: BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2018, vol. 18, n° 1, p. 41. doi: 10.1186/s12914-018-0180-4
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