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Limited Responsibilities By Tamar Pitch

Limited Responsibilities by Tamar Pitch

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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.

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Limited Responsibilities: Social Movements and Criminal Justice by Tamar Pitch

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition; Preface to the Italian Edition 1.Processes and Products of Social Control: the use and abuse of a concept 2.Studying the 'Criminal Question': the object of criminology and the responsibility of the criminologist 3.Radical Enquiries, Unfounded Policies 4. Rather Riders than Horses? the use of the symbolic potential of criminal justice by actors in conflict 5.The Question of Juvenile Deviance 5.Criminal Responsiblity and Mental Illness: the criminal justice system and the new psychiatry 7.From Oppression to Victimization: the debate on the Merlin law 8.From Victimization to Autonomy: women, feminism and the law on rape 9.A Politics of Sovereignty

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NLS9780415086547
9780415086547
041508654X
Limited Responsibilities: Social Movements and Criminal Justice by Tamar Pitch
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1995-01-05
240
N/A
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