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Limited Responsibilities : Social Movements and Criminal Justice - Tamar Pitch

Limited Responsibilities

Social Movements and Criminal Justice

Hardcover Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780415086530
Number Of Pages: 240

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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 theories of Anglo-American and Italian criminologies, examining the allocation of responsibilities to individuals and society. Looking at the shifting political relationship between criminal justice and the welfare system, Pitch considers the problems which arise in our understandings of responsibility, particularly in relation to the young and the mentally disabled. She also documents the centrality of responsiblity as an issue in women's struggles for legislation on sexual violence, as a paradigm of the politicisation of notions of crime, victimization and criminal responsibility.
Limited Responsiblities will be of interest to lecturers, students and professionals in criminology, social policy and women's studies.

Preface to the English edition
Preface to the Italian edition
Series editors' preface
Proccsses and products of social control. The use and abuse of a conceptp. 10
Studying the 'criminal question'. The object of criminology and the responsibility of the criminologistp. 28
Radical enquiries, unfounded policiesp. 47
Rather riders than horses? The use of the symbolic potential of criminal justice by actors in conflictp. 69
The question of juvenile deviancep. 93
Criminal responsibility and mental illness. The criminal justice system and the new psychiatryp. 113
From oppression to victimisation. The debate on the Merlin lawp. 140
From victimisation to autonomy. Women, feminism and the law on rapep. 155
A politics of sovereigntyp. 186
Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 212
Name indexp. 225
Subject indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9780415086530
ISBN-10: 0415086531
Series: Sociology of Law and Crime
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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