publication . Article . 2017

'In this Interregnum' : dialectical themes in the critique of criminal justice

Carvalho, Henrique; Norrie, Alan W.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2017
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In this article, we offer a critical examination of the long and rich history of criminal justice scholarship in the pages of Social & Legal Studies. We do so by identifying and exploring a dialectical tension in such scholarship, between the recognition of the role of criminal justice as an instrument of violence, exclusion and control on the one hand, and the effort to seek, through or perhaps beyond the critique of criminal justice, an emancipatory project. We explore this tension by examining four areas in scholarship: popular justice, social control and governmentality, gender and sexuality, and transitional justice. Relating forms of critique to the histor...
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free text keywords: HV, KM_Common_Law_Public_Law
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