Advancing Social Inclusion: The Implications for Criminal Law and Policy
Elizabeth Sheehy, "Advancing Social Inclusion: The Implications for Criminal Law and Policy” (2004), 46 Canadian Journal of Criminology 73
24 Pages Posted: 8 May 2013
Date Written: 2004
The author uses the premises and inquiries advanced by the literature on social inclusion to consider its potential for the re-visioning of criminal law and policy. She notes that criminal law and social inclusion are fundamentally at odds, but argues that governments and policy makers committed to inclusion in social and economic policy cannot fulfil that mandate without turning their attention to criminal law. She identifies the process of criminal law reform, the definition of crime, the enforcement of the law, and the outcomes of criminal law as areas for which social inclusion offers insights and directions.
Keywords: social inclusion, criminal law, criminal law and policy, criminal law and social inclusion, criminal law reform, definition of crime, crime, law enforcement, outcomes of criminal law, outcomes of criminal law and social inclusion
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