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Oñati international series in law and society.
"The return of emotions to debates about crime and criminal justice has been a striking development of recent decades across many jurisdictions. This has been registered in the return of shame to justice procedures, a heightened focus on victims and their emotional needs, fear of crime as a major preoccupation of citizens and politicians, and highly emotionalised public discourses on crime and justice. But how can we best make sense of these developments? Do we need to create "emotionally intelligent" justice systems, or are we messing recklessly with the rational foundations of liberal criminal justice? This volume brings together leading criminologists and sociologists from across the world in a much needed conversation about how to re-calibrate reason and emotion in crime and justice today. The contributions range from the micro-analysis of emotions in violent encounters to the paradoxes and tensions that arise from the emotionalisation of criminal justice in the public sphere. They explore the emotional labour of workers in police and penal institutions, the justice experiences of victims and offenders, and the role of vengeance, forgiveness and regret in the aftermath of violence and conflict resolution. The result is a set of original essays which offer a fresh and timely perspective on problems of crime and justice in contemporary liberal democracies."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
"The papers published in this volume were first presented in a workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISJ) in Oñati, Spain, in 2004"--P. [v].
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Forward panic and violent atrocities / Randall Collins Making sense of 'sensless violence' / Willem De Haan Shame, pride, and workplace bullying / Eliza Ahmed and John Braithwaite Sensual dynamics of processes of personal reform: desistance from crime and the role of emotions / Adam Calverley and Stephen Farrall Trends in crime and fear: lessons from Chicago, 1994-2003 / Wesley G. Skogan Moral indignation in the east of England: a youthful twist on Ranulf's ageing thesis / Anna King and Shadd Murana Empathy for the devil: the nature and nurture of revenge / Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang Reintegrative ritual: restorative justice and micro-sociology / Meredith Rossner Shame, ethical identity and conformity: lessons from research on the psychology of social influence / Nathan Harris Procedural justice, emotions and resistance to authority / Kristina Murphy Dealing with defiant citizens: building emotional intelligence into police work / Bas Van Stokkom Managing prisoners, managing emotion: the dynamics of age, culture, and identity / Elaine Crawley Alienation, love and hate as causes of collective violence / Thomas J. Scheff Dealing with emotions in peacemaking / John D. Brewer Divided sympathies: David Hume and contemporary criminology / Richard Sparks Power and limits of populism: an illustration from recent penal developments in New Zealand / John Pratt Playing with fire? Democracy and the emotions of crime and punishment / Ian Loader.