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Cripping criminology


Thorneycroft, R and Asquith, NL, Cripping criminology, Theoretical Criminology, 25, (2) pp. 187-208. ISSN 1362-4806 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1362480619877697


The position of disabled people within criminal justice frameworks and scholarship is one of ambivalence, which leaves disabled people in the simultaneous and contradictory position of centrality and marginality. While disabled people are over-represented within the criminal justice system (as offenders, victims, and witnesses), their voices are often marginalized or silenced. So too, while disabled people are over-represented within the criminal justice system, they remain under-explored in policy, practice, research, and scholarship. Aligning with the shift to queer and queering criminology, in this article we deploy the lens of ‘crip’ and ‘cripping’ to facilitate a more critical engagement with the concerns of disabled people, along with the mechanisms by which abledness informs criminal justice encounters.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ableism, disablist violence, criminological theory, abledness, ableism, crip, crip criminology, disability
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminological theories
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Asquith, NL (Professor Nicole Asquith)
ID Code:140841
Year Published:2021 (online first 2019)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2020-09-11
Last Modified:2022-08-17
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