Voices of Resistance
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Published jointly with the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, Liverpool John Moores University


Kym Atkinson, Antoinette Raffaela Huber and Katie Tucker: Introduction: Voices of resistance
Una Barr: Motherhood and Desistance: A gateway to social bonds and identity transformation?
Jordan Griffiths: Voluntary Advice Organisations in Liverpool and their Relationship with Welfare and the State
Nicola Harding: Picturing Subjugated Knowledge
Jodie Hodgson: Restorative Justice with Girls Who Offend: A summary of findings from doctoral research investigating young female offenders’ experiences of restorative justice conferencing
Jo Mockeridge: Responsibilisation in the Youth Justice Service: Repositioning marginalised knowledge
Justin Moorhead: The Role of Alcohol Misuse in Military Veterans’ Violent Offending
Carly Speed: ‘They Cannot Speak Anymore-We Will Make Their Voices Count’: Critically examining deaths in psychiatric detention



This is an important and inspiring project which showcases the depth, reach and rigour of emerging contemporary research and demonstrates that critical inquiry, and an interrogation of power, remain firmly at the heart of the critical criminological agenda. The Editors and Contributors stress the value of carving out discursive positions from which to raise questions that contest and challenge dominant narratives on issues of social and criminal justice. The mobilisation of subjugated knowledges and a critique of state-defined parameters bind this collection together. Indeed, taken independently and collectively, these papers constitute a site of resistance; each one holding the state and common sense notions to account. The CCSE and European Group remain committed to providing a platform for this indispensable new research, the unheard voices which they project and the significant insights which they yield.
Dr Helen Monk, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, Liverpool John Moores University.

The aim of this book is to provide an intellectual space to ensure that the voices of the marginalised, silenced and excluded are heard, and thus allowing an opportunity for counter-narratives to state defined truths about their lives to be fully recognised and acted upon. Drawing explicitly upon the insights of the great French thinker Michel Foucault, this collection of writings brings together post-graduate and early career authors from across the UK to showcase their important research. The breadth and scope of the chapters are impressive and the editors and authors demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the core ideas and principles of critical analysis. But this book perhaps marks more the beginning of a journey than its end, for it acts as a perfect introduction to what will surely be a number of the leading critical scholars in criminology and related fields in the years the come.
Dr David Scott, The Open University 

Postgraduate research and activism has played, and continues to play, a significant role in ensuring that critical criminology does not stagnate.  This collection of essays does just that.  In building on the pioneering history, scholarship and activism of critical criminologists, it adds original insights to established areas of research and highlights new areas of concern for critical researchers.  The collection contributes to that spirit of ongoing renewal and to the sense of academic and political contestation which has been the beating heart of critical criminological work over the last five decades.
Professor Joe Sim, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion, Liverpool John Moores University

Edited by: Kym Atkinson, Antoinette R. Huber and Katie Tucker