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Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)by Loretta Capeheart
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An eye for an eye, the balance of scales--for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public's perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public's vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its nuanced forms, or do we need to think beyond these notions?
In Social Justice: Theories, Issues, and Movements, Loretta Capeheart and Dragan Milovanovic respond to the need for a comprehensive introduction to this topic. The authors argue that common conceptions of criminal justice--which accept, for the most part, a politically established definition of crime--are too limited. Instead, they show the relevancy of history, political economy, culture, critique, and cross-cultural engagement to the advancement of justice.
Drawing on contemporary issues ranging from globalization to the environment, this essential textbook--ideal for course use--encourages practitioners, reformists, activists, and scholars to question the limits of the law in its present state in order to develop a fairer system at the local, national, and global levels.
Table of Contents
Part I EXPLORATIONS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
2 Conceptions of Justice: Classic and Modern Forms
3 Distributive Justice
4 Retributive Justice
5 Toward transformative Justice
Part II ISSUES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE
6 Multiculturalism, Globalism, and Challenges to Developing Forms of Justice
7 Environmental and Ecological Justice
8 Indigenous/Postcolonial Forms of Justice
9 Postmodern Forms of Justice
Part III STRUGGLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
10 Legal Struggles and Social Justice
11 Justice and Grassroots Struggles
12 Emerging Conceptions of Justice in a Global Arena
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