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dc.contributor.authorDyson, Simon
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Gwyneth
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-01T10:45:01Z
dc.date.available2008-08-01T10:45:01Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationDyson, S. and Boswell, G. (2006) Sickle cell anaemia and deaths in custody in the UK and USA. The Howard journal of criminal justice, 45 (1), pp. 14-28.en
dc.identifier.issn0265-5527
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/132
dc.descriptionA world-leading article that anticipated current criminal justice events: This article has been acknowledged by Parks and Crump, a US firm of attorneys representing the family of Martin Lee Anderson, killed by guards at a Florida boot-camp in January 2006, and currently suing for $40m. http://www.nospank.net/anderson.htm
dc.description.abstractAn unexplained death in custody represents an important focal point for public scrutiny of the criminal justice system, especially when excess deaths occur in those of minority ethnic descent. Sickle cell anaemia is a serious inherited blood disorder disproportionately affecting minority ethnic groups. Sickle cell trait is the genetic carrier state and not an illness. The evidence suggests that the treatment of sickle cell in the criminal justice system is twofold. Justice authorities have misused sickle cell trait to explain away ten sudden deaths, often associated with forced restraint, of African-Caribbean people in custody. Meanwhile, seven deaths have been attributable to lack of provision of health care for those prisoners suffering from the illness sickle cell anaemia.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.subjectsickle cellen
dc.subjectcustodyen
dc.subjectsudden deathen
dc.subjectpoliceen
dc.subjectprisonen
dc.subjectracismen
dc.subjectautopsyen
dc.subjectcoroneren
dc.subjectAfrican-Caribbeanen
dc.subjectAfrican-Americanen
dc.subjectRAE 2008en
dc.subjectUoA 11 Nursing and Midwifery
dc.titleSickle cell anaemia and deaths in custody in the UK and USAen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2006.00401.x
dc.researchgroupUnit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Allied Health Sciences Researchen


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