Session 406: CL17 -> Theorising the Criminal Justice System: New Work at Edinburgh's Centre for Law and Society
Time: 9:40AM to 11:10 AM on Saturday, November 10
Place: Yukon
Session Chair: Peter Young, University College Dublin
This panel includes papers that develop a sub-system theoretical perspective of different CJ institutions. Theorising from various empirical projects the papers examine how the CJS comprises numerous 'sub-systems" (Individual agencies and institutions) which in some ways do not together add up to a discrete justice system. All papers reflect on the ways in which institutions and agencies interact with each other and how the style or process of interaction affects/translates/subverts political direction from above and policy direction from without. To some extent our individual papers have focused on the growing numbers and forms of interagency partnerships, suggesting that 'collaboration' has become the magic word of crime policy (as 'community' was during the 1980s), without much theorisation of its potential and limits.
Juvenile Justice System
by: Sarah Armstrong, University of Edinburgh (Corresponding)
Parole in the Penal System: Towards a Relational Theory of Penality
by: Lesley McAra, Edinburgh University (Corresponding)
Crime Prevention and Community Safety in Scotland
by: Alistair Henry, Edinburgh University (Corresponding)
Discussants:
David Garland, New York University

(Return to Program Resources)

Updated 05/20/2006