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    Between persecution and reconciliation: criminal justice, legal form and human emancipation

    Reeves, Craig and Norrie, A. and Carvalho, H. (2019) Between persecution and reconciliation: criminal justice, legal form and human emancipation. In: Christodoulidis, E. and Goldoni, M. (eds.) Research Handbook of Critical Legal Theory. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781786438881.

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    This chapter offers a series of reflections on how to pursue new directions in critical criminal justice, by exploring the links between the moral grammar of criminal justice on the one hand, and a serious engagement with moral psychology on the other. In atypical fashion, this handbook chapter starts with an original discussion, leaving a broader engagement with literature and scholarship in criminal justice to its latter half. The first section explores the foundations for a moral psychology of criminal justice, which are further developed in the second and third sections through a dialogue with the work of Melanie Klein, which is then applied to a critical understanding of punishment. The fourth and final section then applies the conceptual framework developed in the paper to the field of criminal justice scholarship and practice. The chapter concludes by considering whether criminal justice can be considered within an emancipatory frame.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This draft chapter has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 201?.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Craig Reeves
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 08:46
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:50


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