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Crime, Citizenship and Community

Faulkner, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Relational Justice Bulletin. 18:6-8. Relationships Foundation. Downloaded 30 March 2004.

David Faulkner here explores the ideas of citizenship, social capital and community, and personal and social responsibility. These ideas have become prominent in political debate in Great Britain in the last several years. Acknowledging other possible meanings, Faulkner uses the terms “citizenâ€? and “communityâ€? to indicate a way of talking about people as human beings, of their rights and legitimate expectations, and of their duties and responsibilities to each other and to the state. These perspectives on citizenship and community are closely related to the ideas of civil society and social capital. On these bases, Faulkner explores the importance of social capital to criminal justice.


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