Searching for a social democratic narrative in criminal justice

Brown, David (2009) Searching for a social democratic narrative in criminal justice. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), pp. 453-456.

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Paul Keating recently noted that what the Rudd Government lacked was an overall narrative or story. I would like to argue that Paul Keating is correct and suggest a narrative: that of retrieving and defending aspects of our social democratic heritage from some of the damaging effects wrought by neo-liberalism.

Moreover I want to argue that criminal justice policy needs to be seen as a part of this broader narrative, which requires it being prised from its current site, where it is wedged firmly in the narrative of law and order.

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ID Code: 68691
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1034-5329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 University of Sydney Law School. Institute of Criminology
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2014 23:48
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 23:50

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