Reconceptualising the Moral Economy of Criminal Justice: A New Perspective

  • Philip Whitehead

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Philip Whitehead
    Pages 28-42
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 96-111

About this book


This book reconceptualises the concept of moral economy in its relevance for, and application to, the criminal justice system in England and Wales. It advances the argument that criminal justice cannot be reduced to an instrumentally driven operation to achieve fiscal efficiencies or provide investment opportunities to the commercial sector.


moral economy probation criminal justice punishment neoliberalism capitalism criminology philosophy morality Moral

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Whitehead
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TeessideUK

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