Sociology of Law and Crime

  • Limited Responsibilities

    Social Movements and Criminal Justice

    By Tamar Pitch

    Limited Responsibilities explores the interaction between the criminal justice system and the wider concerns of political and social institutions, including the welfare state, social work and forensic psychiatry. Using the key concept of `responsibility', Tamar Pitch critiques the classical…

    Paperback – 1995-01-05
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  • Punish and Critique

    Towards a Feminist Analysis of Penality

    By Adrian Howe

    Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Political economies of punishment 2. 'New histories of punishment regimes 3. The Foucault Effect: from penology to penality 4. Feminist analytical approaches to women's imprisonment 5. Postmodern feminism and the question of penalty 6. Towards a postmodern penal…

    Paperback – 1994-07-21
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  • Interrogating Incest

    Feminism, Foucault and the Law

    By Vikki Bell

    Winner of British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 1993 Within feminism incest has often been subsumed under a discussion of sexual violence and abuse. Yet, important as this is, there has been little account of how feminist work itself relates to other ways of talking about…

    Paperback – 1993-11-04
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  • Jurisprudence as Ideology

    By Valerie Kerruish

    In Jurisprudence as Ideology, Valerie Kerruish asks how it is that people who are put down, let down and kept down by law can be thought to have a general political obligation to obey it. She engages with contemporary issues in socialist, feminist and critical legal theory, and links these issues…

    Paperback – 1992-10-08
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  • The Mythology of Modern Law

    By Peter Fitzpatrick

    The Mythology of Modern Law is a radical reappraisal of the role of myth in modern society. Peter Fitzpatrick uses the example of law, as an integral category of modern social thought, to challenge the claims of modernity which deny the relevance of myth to modern society.…

    Paperback – 1992-09-03
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  • Feminism and the Power of Law

    By Carol Smart

    In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion legislation.…

    Paperback – 1989-08-03
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