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Restorative Justice and "Empowerment": Producing and Governing Active Subjects through "Empowering" Practices

Richards, Kelly


During the last quarter-century, restorative justice has emerged as a widely-utilised response to crime in Western nations. This article, which stems from a Foucauldian genealogy of restorative justice, argues that its embeddedness within the discourse of "empowerment" renders restorative justice a politically acceptable response to crime. "Empowerment", it is argued, is one of many conditions of emergence of restorative justice. The discourse of "empowerment" underpins restorative justice in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Criminology
DOI: 10.1007/s10612-010-9106-8


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