Criminal Rehabilitation Through Medical Intervention: Moral Liability and the Right to Bodily Integrity

The Journal of Ethics 18 (2):101-122 (2014)

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Thomas Douglas
Oxford University
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Criminal offenders are sometimes required, by the institutions of criminal justice, to undergo medical interventions intended to promote rehabilitation. Ethical debate regarding this practice has largely proceeded on the assumption that medical interventions may only permissibly be administered to criminal offenders with their consent. In this article I challenge this assumption by suggesting that committing a crime might render one morally liable to certain forms of medical intervention. I then consider whether it is possible to respond persuasively to this challenge by invoking the right to bodily integrity. I argue that it is not
Keywords Bodily integrity  Chemical castration  Consent  Corrections  Criminal rehabilitation  Moral liability  Parole
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DOI 10.1007/s10892-014-9161-6
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