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Deprivation of liberty in the shadows of the institution

Series, Lucy ORCID: 2022. Deprivation of liberty in the shadows of the institution. Bristol University Press.

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During the 20th century the locus of care shifted from large institutions into the community. However, this shift was not always accompanied by liberation from restrictive practices. In 2014 a UK Supreme Court ruling on the meaning of ‘deprivation of liberty’ resulted in large numbers of older and disabled people in care homes, supported living and family homes being re-categorized as ‘detained’. Placing this ruling in its social, historical and global context, this book presents a socio-legal analysis of social care detention in the post-carceral era. Drawing from disability rights law and the meanings of ‘home’ and ‘institution’ it proposes solutions to the Cheshire West ruling’s paradoxical implications.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISBN: 9781529212006
Funders: Wellcome
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 March 2022
Date of Acceptance: 31 August 2021
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:00

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