Monthly Archives: January 2013

Regulating the poor in a Big Society

Madeline Watkins describes academic analyses on the growing connections between social and criminal justice policy. In trying to capture the essence of current penal policy Rebecca Roberts has described an ‘invasion of criminal justice ethos into social policy’ whereby housing, employment, education … Continue reading

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Bad person

I am Criminonymous, a criminologist who strongly believes that the criminal justice process lacks procedural legitimacy and largely fails to have any positive impact on the crime problem.  

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Truth and lies: Criminal justice myths uncovered

Rebecca Roberts calls for truth-telling and myth busting in criminal justice debates. Jeffrey Reiman in his seminal text The rich get richer and the poor get prison (2007) eloquently describes criminal justice as offering a ‘carnival mirror’ image of reality.

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