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Reawakening Our Radical Imaginations: Thinking realistically about utopias, dystopias and the non-penal

Scott, DG and Bell, E (2016) Reawakening Our Radical Imaginations: Thinking realistically about utopias, dystopias and the non-penal. Justice, Power and Resistance, Founda (1).

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Abstract

In this introduction we consider the relationship between the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control [European Group] and the promotion of non-penal real utopias. The article begins by considering the historical connections between the New Left, utopian ideas, abolitionism and critical criminology, highlighting the role played by the European Group in the development of utopian thought. It then considers the utopian imagination in critical criminology, paying particular attention to Penal Abolitionism and Zemiology as utopia. It briefly analyses the crisis of utopia undergone by critical criminology in the 1980s before moving on to discuss the recent reawakening of the utopian criminological imagination and discussing the normative framework on which it should be based. Finally, it highlights the importance of developing of an emancipatory politics and praxis.

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Additional Information: An amended version of this article has been accepted for publication by the Journal Justice Power and Resistance: The Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. Details of when the published version with be available online can be found on their website: http://www.egpress.org/content/justice-power-and-resistance
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control; Aboltionism; Real Utopia; Alternatives to Prison; Democratic Accountability; Social Justice; Human Rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Penology. Prisons. Corrections
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: EG Press
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 11:16
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 17:22
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3482

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