Prison Abolition in the UK: They Dare Not Speak Its Name?

Ryan, Mick and Ward, Tony (2014) Prison Abolition in the UK: They Dare Not Speak Its Name? Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, 41 (3). pp. 107-119.

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This article discusses the history, achievements, and prospects of the movement for prison or penal abolition in the United Kingdom, and in particular the ideas promoted by RAP (Radical Alternatives to Prison) in the 1970s and 1980s. The authors argue that while RAP patently did not succeed in abolishing prisons, it did contribute to significant changes in the debate over crime and punishment. Moreover, abolitionism (or perhaps more accurately, neo-abolitionism) remains highly relevant to practice (including that of restorative justice) and as a critical theory of criminal justice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 13:04
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 18:30

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