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The 'Veteran Offender': A Governmental Project in England and Wales

Murray, ET (2016) The 'Veteran Offender': A Governmental Project in England and Wales. In: McGarry, R and Walklate, S, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War. Palgrave. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This chapter attends to the discourses that constitute epistimologies about the ‘veteran offender’ in England and Wales. By drawing on some of the key tools offered by govermentality theorists, the ways in which discources have emereged are analysed to determine how narratives function politically and define veteran offender subjectivities and governmental intervention. In doing so, it becomes clear that criminological voices and the voices of veteran offenders remain marginal to the ever evolving debate about veterans, crime and veteran offender policies. In response, the chapter suggests that to bring these voices to the fore a different analytical agenda is required - which is referred to here as ‘veteranality’.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: School of Law
Publisher: Palgrave
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 09:45
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 09:45
Editors: McGarry, R and Walklate, S
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2607

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