Crime, justice and the politics of recognition: An ideological appraisal
|Dates:||13 June 2017|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Speaker:||Professor Ian Loade|
In the face of persistent police violence and the stubborn fact of mass incarceration, it is easy to overlook the ways in which social movements organized around ideas of identity and recognition have impacted upon criminal justice over the last several decades, whether in respect of gender, race or sexuality.
Yet these political ideals have undoubtedly helped reshape crime and penal politics in both the USA and UK, unsettling established notions of harm, protection and victimhood, creating new lines of contestation and forging alternative directions for practice. But what alternative vision of good crime governance does a politics of recognition bring into view? What do the ideals of identity and recognition have to offer the project of creating democratically legitimate practices of crime and justice? How are we to appraise their normative character and force? This paper – which forms part of an extended project seeking to recover ideological resources for building a better politics of crime – seeks to answer these questions.
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Professor Ian Loade
Organisation: Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
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