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Justice Alternatives

1st Edition

Edited by Pat Carlen, Leandro Ayres França


412 pages

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pub: 2019-07-29
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Justice is one of the most debated and reinterpreted of concepts within the fields of law, criminology, and criminal justice. Bringing together 35 leading thinkers, analysts and campaigners from around the world, this collection presents a range of on-going struggles for justice from abolitionist, transitional, transformative, indigenous, green, and restorative perspectives.

Against a background of contemporary concerns about dark money, plutocracies and populism, these essays raise questions about the relationships between social justice and criminal justice and between democracy, knowledge and justice. Overall, the essays also demonstrate the breadth, variety and vibrancy of contemporary criminology and include, amongst other cutting edge contributions, chapters by John Braithwaite, Michelle Brown, Ian Loader, Pat O’Malley, Joe Sim, Susanne Karstedt, Phil Scraton, Richard Sparks, Loïc Wacquant and Sandra Walklate.

Justice Alternatives is essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice, and law as well as for other scholars and activists concerned about social justice, policing, courts, imprisonment, mass supervision, rights and privatized justice. The book’s emphasis upon the importance of imagination, experimentation, innovation and debate aims to promote an optimism that there are always alternatives to inequality, domination and oppression.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Imagine

1. Justice Alternatives: Imagine, Experiment, Debate

Pat Carlen

2. Asking the Domination Question about Justice

John Braithwaite

3. What Price Justice? The Failures of the Left and the Political Economy of the Future

Simon Winlow and Steve Hall

4. Green Justice

Reece Walters

5. Justice without Crime and Punishment? Security, Harm and Compensation in a Neoliberal World

Pat O’Malley

6. Transformative Justice and New Abolition in the United States

Michelle Brown

7. Resisting Mass Supervision: Reform and Abolition

Fergus McNeill

Part 2 Experiment

8. Democratic Experimentalism and the Futures of Crime Control: Resources of Hope for Demotic Times

Ian Loader and Richard Sparks

9. The Hillsborough Independent Panel and the UK State: An Alternative Route to ‘Truth’, ‘Apology’ and ‘Justice’

Phil Scraton

10. Legal Mobilisation, Rights and Social Change in Brazil: Reasons for Optimism

Clara Moura Masiero

11. Roads to Freedom? Indigenous Mobility and Settler Law in Central Australia

Harry Blagg and Thalia Anthony

12. Education for Justice in the Shadows of Neoliberal Carceralism

Tim Goddard and Randy Myers

13. Living in La La Land: ‘Snowflakes’, Social Change and Alternative Responses to Sexual Assault

Sandra Walklate

14. Communicating Justice: Alternative Judicial Approaches

Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack

15.The Non-Criminalisation Principle in Accordance with The New Brazilian Migration Law

Ana Luisa Zago de Moraes

16. Restorative Justice for Women’s Rights

Jacqueline Sinhoretto and Juliana Tonche

Part 3 Debate

17. Challenging the Desecration of the Human Spirit: An Alternative Criminological Perspective on Safety and Self-Inflicted Deaths in Prison

Joe Sim

18. Pathways to Justice: Indigenous Democracy and the Uluru Statement from the Heart

David Brown

19. Punishment and Inequality: Insights from Latin America

Susanne Karstedt

20. The Other Prices of Privatised Justice: Marketing Prison Alternatives

Anne Worrall

21. Justice for Rape Complainants: Limitations and Possibilities

Anna Carline and Clare Gunby

22. Alternative Approaches to Criminal Records: How can we achieve Justice as Fairness?

Andrew Henley

23. Cyber-Risk and Restorative Practices in Schools

Michael Adorjan, Rose Ricciardelli and Mohana Mukherjee

24. Youth in Transition or Young People in the Community? Alternative Conceptions of the Relevance of age in Shaping Responses to Young People in Trouble with the Law

Jo Phoenix

25. The Futility and Necessity of Human Rights in the Era of Carceral Hyperinflation

Loïc Wacquant

About the Editors

Pat Carlen is an English sociologist. She was co-founder (with Chris Tchaikovsky) of the UK campaigning group Women in Prison and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology 2006-2013;recipient of: the American Society of Criminology’s Sellin-Glueck Prize, the British Society of Criminology’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Lincoln University. Has published over 20 books including Magistrates’ Justice and Women’s Imprisonment. A biographical chapter is to be found in Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (Routledge 2010). A Criminological Imagination: Essays on Punishment, Justice, Discourse was published by Ashgate in 2010. Alternative Criminologies, Edited with Leandro AyresFrança, was published in 2017 by Canal Ciencias Criminais in Brazil and by Routledge in UK.

Leandro Ayres França works as professor, researcher, writer and translator. Professor of Criminology, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Faculdade Estácio Rio Grande do Sul. Master in Criminal Sciences by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul’s (PUCRS) Criminal Sciences Graduation Program. Coordinator of the Contemporaneous Criminologies Study Group. Host of the radio program Café e Fúria, broadcasted by minima.fm. He is also author/editor of the books: Ensaio de uma Vida Bandida (2007), Inimigo ou a Inconveniência de Existir (2012), Vestígios da Copa (co-authored with Alysson Ramos Artuso, Gisele Eberspächer, Henrique Valle, Leonardo Carbonieri Campoy, Maira da Silveira Marques and Uriel Moeller, 2014), As Marcas do Cárcere (co-authored with Alfredo Steffen Neto and Alysson Ramos Artuso, 2016). More info: www.ayresfranca.com

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology