"A Criminological Imagination contains a selection of key articles from Pat Carlen's research studies of magistrates' courts and women's imprisonment together with a range of other articles on social control, discourse analysis, ideology, punishment, criminology and critique. They are all informed by an assumption that while criminal justice must remain imaginary in societies based upon unequal and exploitative social relations, one task of a criminological imagination might be to suggest why this is so, and how things could be otherwise. This is an invaluable collection for anyone interested in crime, justice and injustice and the social, political and academic contexts in which knowledge of them is constructed."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2010 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Discourse/Ideology/Social Control chapter 1 The Staging of Magistrates' Justice chapter 2 Magistrates' Courts: A Game Theoretic Analysis chapter 3 Remedial Routines for the Maintenance of Control in Magistrates' Courts chapter 4 Official Discourse chapter 5 Controlling Measures: The Repackaging of Common-Sense Opposition to Women's Imprisonment in England and Canada chapter 6 Imaginary Penalities and Risk-Crazed Governance part Part II Women/Prisons/Punishment chapter 7 Virginia, Criminology, and the Antisocial Control of Women chapter 8 Papa's Discipline: An Analysis of Disciplinary Modes in the Scottish Women's Prison chapter 9 Why Study Women's Imprisonment? Or Anyone Else's? chapter 10 On Rights and Powers: Some Notes on Penal Politics chapter 11 Crime, Inequality and Sentencing chapter 12 'Underclass' Crime and Imprisonment: The Continuing Need for Agendas of Utopianism, Abolitionism and Socialism in Criminology and Criminal Justice chapter 13 Death and the Triumph of Governance? Lessons from the Scottish Women's Prison chapter 14 Imprisonment and the Penal Body Politic: The Cancer of Disciplinary Governance chapter 15 Analyzing Women's Imprisonment: Abolition and Its Enemies part Part III Feminism/Criminology/Critique chapter 16 Against the Politics of Sex Discrimination: For the Politics of Difference and a Women-Wise Approach to Sentencing chapter 17 Criminal Women and Criminal Justice: The Limits to, and Potential of, Feminist and Left Realist Perspectives chapter 18 Criminology Ltd: The Search for a Paradigm chapter 19 Critical Criminology? In Praise of an Oxymoron and its Enemies chapter 20 Official Discourse, Comic Relief and the Play of Governance.