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The Resource Disability, criminal justice and law : reconsidering court diversion, Linda Steele

Disability, criminal justice and law : reconsidering court diversion, Linda Steele

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Disability, criminal justice and law : reconsidering court diversion
Title
Disability, criminal justice and law
Title remainder
reconsidering court diversion
Statement of responsibility
Linda Steele
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Language
eng
Summary
"Through theoretical and empirical examination of legal frameworks for court diversion, this book interrogates law's complicity in the debilitation of disabled people. In a post-deinstitutionalisation era, diverting disabled people from criminal justice systems and into mental health and disability services is considered therapeutic, humane and socially just. Yet, by drawing on Foucauldian theory of biopolitics, critical legal and political theory and critical disability theory, Steele argues that court diversion continues disability oppression. It can facilitate criminalization, control and punishment of disabled people who are not sentenced and might not even be convicted of any criminal offences. On a broader level, court diversion contributes to the longstanding phenomenon of disability-specific coercive intervention, legitimates prison incarceration and shores up the boundaries of foundational legal concepts at the core of jurisdiction, legal personhood and sovereignty. Steele shows that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities cannot respond to the complexities of court diversion, suggesting the CRPD is of limited use in contesting carceral control and legal and settler colonial violence. The book not only offers new ways to understand relationships between disability, criminal justice and law; it also proposes theoretical and practical strategies that contribute to the development of a wider re-imagining of a more progressive and just socio-legal order. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of disability law, criminal law, medical law, socio-legal studies, disability studies, social work and criminology. It will also be of interest to disability, prisoner and social justice activists"--
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Steele, Linda
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social justice
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  • Offenders with mental disabilities
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Pre-trial intervention
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • Offenders with mental disabilities
  • Pre-trial intervention
  • English-speaking countries
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Disability, criminal justice and law : reconsidering court diversion, Linda Steele
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Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Sydney, 2014) issued under title: Disability at the margins : diversion, cognitive impairment and the criminal law
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9780815375265
Lccn
2020003176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996594
Label
Disability, criminal justice and law : reconsidering court diversion, Linda Steele
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Sydney, 2014) issued under title: Disability at the margins : diversion, cognitive impairment and the criminal law
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 265 pages
Isbn
9780815375265
Lccn
2020003176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996594

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