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NCJ Number: 157790 Find in a Library
Title: Limited Responsibilities: Social Movements and Criminal Justice
Author(s): T Pitch
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 238
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-08654-X
Sale Source: Routledge
2 Park Square
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book explores the interaction between the criminal justice system and broader issues that concern the welfare state, social work, and forensic psychology.
Abstract: The author focuses on the key concept of responsibility, and analyzes the connection between the attribution and assumption of responsibility in the context of the crisis of the welfare state in relation to models of the institutional administration of social problems, the culture of professionals, and the participants in everyday conflicts. The theme of responsibility also emerges in the discussion of relations between care and autonomy expressed in the demands made by collective actors on the criminal justice system. Some of the specific topics examined in these essays deal with juvenile deviance, the criminal responsibility of mentally ill offenders, and radical victimology in relation to sexual crimes.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency; Mentally ill offenders; Sex offense causes; Victims of Crime; Welfare services
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