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the area of medicine) seems to have reached an end. Such (sometimes bold) diagnoses suggest that we are about to enter a period marked by options that will be more decisive and less comfortable than those we have been faced with in recent decades. I foresee three main paths. Denialism and gattopardism The first I call denialism. It does not partake of the dramatic nature of the assessment offered, nor does it see the current crisis as a threat to capitalism. On the contrary, it believes that capitalism has only grown stronger because of the crisis. After all

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73 8 The denial of voting rights to people with criminal records Christopher Uggen, Ryan Larson, Sarah Shannon, Robert Stewart, and Caleigh Lueder The problem In 48 US states, felony disenfranchisement, or the denial of voting rights to people with criminal records, creates or exacerbates multiple problems. It limits democratic participation, increases racial inequality, conflicts with public opinion, compromises reintegrative efforts and public safety, creates needless confusion about eligibility, and is far out of step with international practices

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emboldened the anti-choice agenda across the island, meaning that resistance has been collaborative too, with solidarity actions across the border, defying the divisions imposed by partition. This chapter will thus look at some of the different aspects contributing to the denial of abortion rights in Ireland, but we focus on the reasons for success after years of frustrating setbacks, as well as the nuances in Northern Ireland. As activists in the campaign for abortion rights for over 15 years, we approach this chapter with our own experiences and welcome the inclusion of

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,1984 ; Schimel, 1986 ; Cento Bull and Cook, 2013 ) and tools of symbolic violence (laws on ‘repenting’ and ‘dissociation’) ( Mosconi, 1982 ; Sommier, 2001 ), often produced by critical lawyers and judges concomitantly to the adoption of those legal provisions at the time. This article therefore addresses a gap in the literature by examining the issue of torture on political militants during the late 1970s–early 1980s, and the official discourse surrounding it, including mechanisms of denial in the representation of state violence. As such, it contributes not only

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21 Journal of Poverty and Social Justice • vol 24 • no 1 • 21–35 • © Policy Press 2016 • #JPSJ Print ISSN 1759 8273 • Online ISSN 1759 8281 • article Poverty, social exclusion and the denial of rights to a fair hearing: a case study of employment disputes Morag McDermont, Samuel Kirwan, Adam Sales, University of Bristol, UK Drawing on data from a research study of workers who sought justice following a dispute at work, this

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Politics, Intervention, Resistance

From the denial of abortion rights in Ireland to sexual violence against British South Asian women in England, the state and its institutions continue to fail women. This book offers a counter narrative to contemporary injustices and a persistent culture of victim-blaming.

The academic and activist contributions to this collection explore contemporary research areas and pursue new discursive directions in order to present a feminist criminology, built on feminist praxis, for the twenty-first century.

Providing a direct challenge to regressive and ineffective theory, policy and practice, this book resists the politics of gendered victimisation through extending feminist analyses of the state and documenting interventions into contemporary injustices.

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The Case of Colorblindness

This book offers a unique perspective on contemporary France by focusing on racial diversity, race and racism as central features of French society and identity.

The author critically reviews the contentious public policies and significant issues, including the 2005 French riots and the policies regarding the Islamic veil, revealing how color-blind racism plays a role in the persistence of racial inequality for French racial minorities.

Drawing from American sociological frameworks, this outstanding study presents a new way of thinking in the study of racial identity politics in today’s France.

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A Criminological Exploration of the Harms of Slavery and Racialized Injustice

The Black Lives Matter movement has exposed the state violence and social devaluation that Black populations continue to suffer. Police shootings and incarceration inequalities in the US and UK are just two examples of the legacy of slavery today.

This book offers a criminological exploration of the case for slavery and anti-Black racism reparations in the context of the enduring harms and differential treatment of Black citizens. Through critical analysis of legal arguments and reviewing recent court actions, it refutes the policy perspectives that argue against reparations.

Highlighting the human rights abuses inherent to and arising from slavery and ongoing racism, this book calls for governments to take responsibility for the impact of ongoing racialized injustice.

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Making a difference

This topical book engages with a wide range of issues related to social work practice with people who have sexually offended. It addresses the emotional impacts of ‘facing the sex offender’, the importance of values and ethics in practice, and reviews popular and academic understandings of sex offenders and sex crimes. Its accessible style and use of practice based learning exercises will help readers to reflect on theory, practice and developing emotional resilience.

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Reflections from Cleveland (Revised Edition)

In Cleveland in 1987 a medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse was made in 127 children, resulting in their removal from home. The consequent intense scrutiny and public criticism around the case, together with the subsequent Butler-Sloss inquiry, resulted in the medical evidence being discredited, giving rise to a system which relies on children to speak out about their abuse. This book argues that this 1987 crisis continues to shape child protection today, resulting in opportunities to protect children being missed.

Now re-issued with a substantial new introduction and concluding reflections, this book provides the only account by key professionals directly involved in the Cleveland cases, allowing readers to understand what really took place in Cleveland and why it continues to matter today. It analyses the many failures to address the plight of sexually abused children and makes constructive suggestions for the way forward to provide more effective interventions for children at risk.

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