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Justin Piché

Justin Piché is associate professor in the Department of Criminology and director of the Carceral Studies Research Collective at the University of Ottawa. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a founding member of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, and researcher for the Carceral Cultures Research Initiative. His research examines how criminalization and confinement is justified and resisted during state campaigns to expand carceral controls and in popular culture.

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Danse, enfermement et corps résilients | Dance, Confinement and Resilient Bodies
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Dance serves as an important tool to gain access to persons as a whole and work on their well-being, on their inner-self and on their world. 

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Contemporary Criminological Issues
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“[…] critical criminology [has] a shared commitment towards understanding how class, race, gender, sexuality, and other markers of difference shape (a) catastrophic imaginaries that construct threats to security and (b) actual instances of victimization that result in the exclusion of those deemed to be vectors of risk and/or culpability. This shared commitment to critically engage with issues related to insecurity and exclusion produces alternative ways of seeing “crime” and “security” matters appropriated by the state, and opens the horizons to other ways of responding to them premised on equality and inclusion.” (Introduction, p. 2)

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Enjeux criminologiques contemporains
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« […] la criminologie critique […] représente un engagement commun à comprendre comment la classe, la race, le genre, la sexualité, et d’autres marqueurs de différence se manifestent (a) dans des imaginaires catastrophiques qui construisent des « menaces à la sécurité » et (b) dans des cas réels de victimisation […] Cet engagement commun à aborder de manière critique les questions liées à l'insécurité et à l'exclusion mènent aussi à la conception d'autres moyens de percevoir les enjeux liés au « crime » et à la « sécurité » – typiquement appropriés par l'État – et ouvre la voie à d'autres moyens d'y répondre fondés sur l'égalité et l'inclusion. » (Introduction, p. 2)

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Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, V26 #1&2

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, V26 #1&2

Dialogue on Canada’s Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change
edition:Paperback
tagged : penology
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