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On Moral Enterprises, Pragmatism, and Feminist Criminology.

McDermott, M. Joan
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. 83-98.

This article affirms Richard Quinney’s claim that criminology is a moral enterprise. The author examines the intersection of pragmatism and feminism and its links to feminist criminology (undoing the past and looking to the future, goal of liberation, epistemology and method, and social responsibility). The article links these pragmatist-feminist themes to Richard Quinney’s criminology. (author’s abstract)


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