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Respect and Criminal Justice

Gabrielle Watson


Respect and Criminal Justice offers the first study of ‘respect’ in criminal justice in England and Wales, where the value is elusive but of persisting significance. The book takes the form of a sustained critique of the ‘respect deficit’ in policing and imprisonment. It is especially concerned with the ways in which both institutions are merely constrained and not characterised by respect. It emerges that they appeal to the word ‘respect’—relying on its inclusive ethos in official discourse when it is expedient to do so—but rarely and only superficially address the prior question of what it i ... More

Keywords: criminal justice, law, respect, policing, imprisonment, instrumentalism, moral values, institutional practice and design

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833345.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabrielle Watson, author
Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law at Lincoln College, University of Oxford