Session 48: CJ2 -> Punishment and Society: Punitive Mentalities (Sponsored by the Division of International Criminology)
Time: 1:00PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesday, November 19
Place: Directors Row F
Session Chair: Richard Sparks, Keele University
Discussions of the expansion of penal sactions in both the United States and elsewhere have not sufficiently problematized the variety different ways in which punishment is rationalized in contemporary society. Talk about "the punitive mentality" assumes with Durkheim that there is not many such mentalities competing in society. this is not a quetion simply of competing justifications but alternative insitutional and discursive spaces in which the desire for punishment and limitis to it can be discussed.
Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal : "Redeemability" and the Psychology of Punitive Public Attitudes
by: Shadd Maruna, University of Cambridge (Corresponding)
Anna K. King, University of Cambridge
Punishment by International Criminal Tribunals: Ideal Example for National Criminal Justice, or Parody of a Penal Process?
by: Dirk van Zyl Smit, University of Cape Town (Corresponding)
Privatisation, Punishment and Justice
by: Alison Liebling, Cambridge University (Corresponding)
Discussants:
Mona Lynch, San Jose State University

(Return to Program Resources)

Updated 05/20/2006