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Justice Alternatives

ISBN 9781138605336
Published July 23, 2019 by Routledge
412 Pages

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Book Description

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

  1. Justice alternatives: Imagine, experiment, debate
  2. Pat Carlen

  3. Asking the domination question about justice
  4. John Braithwaite

  5. What price justice? The failures of the left and the political economy of the future
  6. Simon Winlow and Steve Hall

  7. Green justice
  8. Reece Walters

  9. Justice without crime and punishment? Security, harm and compensation in a neoliberal world
  10. Pat O’Malley

  11. Transformative justice and new abolition in the United States
  12. Michelle Brown

  13. Resisting mass supervision: Reform and abolition
  14. Fergus McNeill

    PART 2: Experiment

  15. Democratic experimentalism and the futures of crime control: Resources of hope for demotic times
  16. Ian Loader and Richard Sparks

  17. The Hillsborough Independent Panel and the UK state: An alternative route to ‘truth’, ‘apology’ and ‘justice’
  18. Phil Scraton

  19. Legal mobilization, rights and social change in Brazil: Reasons for optimism
  20. Clara Moura Masiero

  21. Roads to freedom? Indigenous mobility and settler law in Central Australia
  22. Harry Blagg and Thalia Anthony

  23. Education for justice in the shadows of neoliberal carceralism
  24. Tim Goddard and Randy Myers

  25. Living in La La Land:‘Snowflakes’, social change and alternative responses to sexual assault
  26. Sandra Walklate

  27. Communicating justice: Alternative judicial approaches
  28. Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack

  29. The non-criminalization principle in accordance with the new Brazilian migration law
  30. Ana Luisa Zago de Moraes, translated by Alexandre Sales Cabral Arlota

  31. Restorative justice for women’s rights
  32. Jacqueline Sinhoretto and Juliana Tonche

    PART 3: Debate

  33. Challenging the desecration of the human spirit: An alternative criminological perspective on safety and self-inflicted deaths in prison
  34. Joe Sim

  35. Pathways to justice: Indigenous democracy and the Uluru Statement from the Heart
  36. David Brown

  37. Inequality and punishment: Insights from Latin America
  38. Susanne Karstedt

  39. The other prices of privatised justice: Marketing prison alternatives
  40. Anne Worrall

  41. Justice for rape complainants: Limitations and possibilities
  42. Anna Carline and Clare Gunby

  43. Alternative approaches to criminal records: How can we achieve justice as fairness?
  44. Andrew Henley

  45. Cyber-risk and restorative practices in schools
  46. Michael Adorjan, Rosemary Ricciardelli and Mohana Mukherjee

  47. 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
  48. Jo Phoenix

  49. The futility and necessity of human rights in an era of carceral hyperinflation

          Loïc Wacquant

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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.