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.

Reconciling Criminal and Social Justice

Reconciling criminal and social justice

Introduction

The key concern of this book has been to illustrate the ways in which criminal justice and social justice are interconnected and interdependent concepts, in theory and in the day-to-day realities of our lives. At the same time, it has attempted to examine and critique the ways in which, over the past eight years, policy initiatives within and across these two spheres have often led to contradictory and mutually defeating outcomes. The task of this final chapter is to draw together the preceding analyses to offer positive ways forward to achieving greater justice – criminal and social – in contemporary Britain.

The chapter will be divided into three parts: the first will offer some personal reflections on ...

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