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“Masculinities, Violence, and Communitarian Control.”

Braithwaite, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (1995) Australian Violence: Contemporary Perspectives II. Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology.

Braithwaite and Daly recognize that traditional justice system responses towards violent men have failed, and outline another approach that is compatible with the principles of republican criminology. They suggest that the justice system can be reformed to give voice to women and to continue the struggle against men’s domination of women. A key element to this approach is the community conference strategy adapted from Maori culture in New Zealand. The community conference embodies principles of reintegrative shaming, and can become a key building block of a political strategy against exploitative masculinities.


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