Based on a Scottish case study, this article offers a critical reflection on criminal justice and the impact agenda. It will argue that the pathway to impact requires criminologists to interrogate more fully the inter-relationships between criminal justice as: (i) political strategy; (ii) institutional performance; and (iii) embodied practice. Only by acknowledging the potential for dissonance between these dimensions, is it possible for the discipline to evolve a praxis which is theoretically informed, sensitive to political, spatial and temporal context as well having the highest potential for real-world transformation.
|Journal||The British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society (BJC)|
|Early online date||11 Mar 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
- impact pathways
- cultural practice
- criminal justice policy
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- School of Law - Personal Chair of Penology
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