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 chapters raise questions about the relationships between social justice and criminal justice and between democracy, knowledge and justice. Overall, the chapters 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
- Justice alternatives: Imagine, experiment, debate
- Asking the domination question about justice
- What price justice? The failures of the left and the political economy of the future
- Green justice
- Justice without crime and punishment? Security, harm and compensation in a neoliberal world
- Transformative justice and new abolition in the United States
- Resisting mass supervision: Reform and abolition
- Democratic experimentalism and the futures of crime control: Resources of hope for demotic times
- The Hillsborough Independent Panel and the UK state: An alternative route to ‘truth’, ‘apology’ and ‘justice’
- Legal mobilization, rights and social change in Brazil: Reasons for optimism
- Roads to freedom? Indigenous mobility and settler law in Central Australia
- Education for justice in the shadows of neoliberal carceralism
- Living in La La Land:‘Snowflakes’, social change and alternative responses to sexual assault
- Communicating justice: Alternative judicial approaches
- The non-criminalization principle in accordance with the new Brazilian migration law
- Restorative justice for women’s rights
- Challenging the desecration of the human spirit: An alternative criminological perspective on safety and self-inflicted deaths in prison
- Pathways to justice: Indigenous democracy and the Uluru Statement from the Heart
- Inequality and punishment: Insights from Latin America
- The other prices of privatised justice: Marketing prison alternatives
- Justice for rape complainants: Limitations and possibilities
- Alternative approaches to criminal records: How can we achieve justice as fairness?
- Cyber-risk and restorative practices in schools
- 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
- The futility and necessity of human rights in an era of carceral hyperinflation
Simon Winlow and Steve Hall
PART 2: Experiment
Ian Loader and Richard Sparks
Clara Moura Masiero
Harry Blagg and Thalia Anthony
Tim Goddard and Randy Myers
Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack
Ana Luisa Zago de Moraes, translated by Alexandre Sales Cabral Arlota
Jacqueline Sinhoretto and Juliana Tonche
PART 3: Debate
Anna Carline and Clare Gunby
Michael Adorjan, Rosemary Ricciardelli and Mohana Mukherjee
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. She 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 Ayres França, was published in 2017 by Canal Ciencias Criminais in Brazil and by Routledge in the UK.
Leandro Ayres França is Professor of Criminology, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Faculdade Estácio Rio Grande do Sul. He has a Master in Criminal Sciences by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul’s (PUCRS) Criminal Sciences Graduation Program and is 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 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), and As Marcas do Cárcere (co-authored with Alfredo Steffen Neto and Alysson Ramos Artuso, 2016). For more information, visit: www.ayresfranca.com.