Criminal and Social Justice provides an important insight into the relationship between social inequality, crime, and criminalization. In this accessible and innovative account, Dee Cook examines the nature of the relationship between criminal and social justice - both in theory and in practice. Current social, economic, political, and cultural considerations are brought to bear, and contemporary examples are used throughout to help the student to consider this relationship.

Constants and Dissonants in the Study of Criminal and Social Justice

Constants and dissonants in the study of criminal and social justice

Introduction

There is a saying that ‘history repeats itself – it has to, because no-one listens’. We can certainly learn a great deal about contemporary attitudes towards criminal and social justice by examining our past. This chapter will identify those historical themes that continue to shape policies and discourses around criminal and social justice, even though they may have roots in past social, economic and material contexts and use different registers for their expression. But, in addition to analysing powerful historical themes, it is important to identify ‘what's new’ in terms of criminal and social justice, both in theory and in practice. This chapter therefore ...

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