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Crime and Peace: A Walk with Richard Quinney.

Tifft, Larry
June 4, 2015

Source: (2008) In, John F. Wozniak, et. al, editors. Transformative Justice: Critical and Peacemaking Themes Influenced by Richard Quinney. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. pp. 43-62.

Two paths are inspired by Richard Quinney’s deep insights into self and society: a path that stimulates sociological imagination and helps us analyze the political economy of crime, and a path of personal and collective transformation. Following the first path, we discover that the problem of crime is a problem with social arrangements that thwart individual and collective potential; foster economic inequality; generate physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering; and necessitate participatory injustice. Following the second path, we recognize that the more we become conscious of being bound to others’ well-being, the more the true self emerges and peace becomes our way. (author’s abstract).


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