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Speaking the language of state violence: an abolitionist perspective

Scott, DG (2016) Speaking the language of state violence: an abolitionist perspective. European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control Newsletter, 02. pp. 4-20.

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Abstract

This article explores the 'violence of incarceration' from an abolitionist perspective. The article starts by exploring the meaning of 'state violence' and connecting this with broader debates around 'structural violence'. It then goes on to overview the abolitionist approach, first by differentiating it from liberal penological understandings of violence in prison and then by naming the 'violence of incarceration' as form of state violence. The article concludes with a call for the mobilisation of social justice activists against all manifestations of state violence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: prisons; violence; abolitionism; state violence; institutionally-structured violence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: EG Press
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 09:57
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 10:05
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3481

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