Otherwise than prisons, not prisons otherwise: Therapeutic communities as a non-penal real utopia

The aim of this paper is to critically engage with the idea that Therapeutic Communities (TCs) can be promoted in England and Wales as a radical alternative to prison for substance users who have broken the law.

After grounding the discussion within the normative framework of an ‘abolitionist real utopia’ (Scott, 2013), the article explores the historical and theoretical underpinnings of TCs.

Reimagining Citizenship: Justice, responsibility and non-penal real utopias

This article regards exclusive conceptions of citizenship as the principal stumbling block to developing alternatives to repressive penal policies. Indeed, exclusive communities foster mistrust and suspicion of the Other, leading to punitive responses to ‘outsiders’.

It is therefore argued that the very notion of citizenship needs to be ‘reimagined’ in such a way that it is genuinely inclusive and encourages shared responsibility, thus enabling us to go beyond exclusive communities and penal policies generative of irresponsibilities.

Beyond Criminal Justice

Beyond Criminal Justice Republished

EG Press is pleased to republish the anthology Beyond Criminal Justice previously published by the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. It is a brilliant selection of Abolitionist Papers presented to conferences of the European Group.

Edited by: J.M. Moore,  Bill Rolston, David Scott and  Mike Tomlinson

UK: £10; Europe 10€; Rest of the World $15

Beyond Criminal Justice presents a vision of a future without brutal, authoritarian and repressive penal regimes. Many of the papers brought together here have been unavailable for more than two decades. Their republication indicates not only their continuing theoretical importance to abolitionist studies but also how they provide important insights into the nature and legitimacy of criminal processes in the here and now. Contributors highlight the human consequences of the harms of imprisonment, evidencing the hurt, injury and damage of penal incarceration across a number of different countries in Europe.  Focusing on penal power and prisoner contestation to such power, the moral and political crises of imprisonment are laid bare.

For the full contents please see here

 

FLASH SALE Emancipatory Politics and Praxis

For direct orders of David Scott's new book Emancipatory Politics and Praxis: An anthology of essays written for the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 2013-16 we are pleased to announce a special pre-publication price:

UK £8, Europe 10E and rest of the world $15

This price is only available until the 30th June.

Orders should be e-mailed to egpressproduction@outlook.com

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Abstracts for the papers from the forthcoming Non-Penal Real Utopias edition of Justice, Power and Resistance now available

Abstracts for the 13 papers in the forthcoming foundational issue of Justice, Power and Resistance, the Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control to be published in September 2016 have now been published. The volume is a special edition on the theme of Non-Penal Real Utopias edited by Emma Bell and David Scott. 

The abstracts for all the papers are now available here: Non-Penal Real Utopias Foundation Volume (2016) Justice, Power and Resistance 

The Journal will be published in hard copy for distribution to subscribers on the 1st September 2016.  Electronic versions will be made available by EG Press on an open access basis from the 1st March 2017

Full Cover for Foundation Issue

Non-Penal Real Utopias - Foundation (2016) Volume of Justice, Power and Resistance Contents Announced

The contents of the forthcoming foundational issue of Justice, Power and Resistance, the Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control to be published in September 2016 have been announced. The volume is a special edition on the theme of Non-Penal Real Utopias edited by Emma Bell and David Scott. With 14 articles it will be a bumper first edition and a must read. 

A Full list of contents is available here: Non-Penal Real Utopias Foundation Volume (2016) Justice, Power and Resistance 

The Journal will be published in hard copy for distribution to subscribers on the 1st September 2016.  Electronic versions will be made available by EG Press on an open access basis from the 1st March 2017