No prison: old and new challenges

Ruggiero, Vincenzo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4090-849X (2018) No prison: old and new challenges. In: No Prison. Pavarini, Massimo and Ferrai, Livio, eds. EG Press, pp. 91-110. ISBN 9781911439134. [Book Section]

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Abstract

Abolitionism is not only a strategy or a set of demands aimed at the reduction (or suppression) of custody, it is also a perspective, a philosophy, an approach. This is exactly what makes it relevant today. Penal abolitionism challenges conventional definitions of crime and the law, while defying official views of the meanings and effects of punishment. This chapter examines the main analytical components of abolitionism as expressed by the founders of this school of thought in the European context. Finally, a sketch is provided of contemporary contributions that reveal how and to what extent the legacy of abolitionism has been handed down to radical reformers.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 25455
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Depositing User: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 16:38
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25455

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