Monetized justice. The new meaning of penal fines .. (Monetized justice)
Monetized justice. The new meaning of penal fines in consumer societies
Start date: Aug 1, 2013,
End date: Aug 31, 2014
At the core of the project is the elaboration and presentation of one innovative concept: monetized justice. It aims to understand the social functions and consequences of the most important alternative to imprisonment in Western societies in times of the collapse of the Welfare state and the transformation of social control forms: the penal fine analysed within the most general context of financial penalties . In a monetized society, in which money is increasingly available and all objects can be exchanged for money, fine takes on a different meaning, which will be investigated in the context of this project, taking into account that fine is the only form of penal sanction where the burden need not be borne by the wrongdoer. In this respect, the concept monetized justice explores the view that contemporary penal governance is less concerned with disciplining individuals and more concerned with regulating distributions and flows of behaviours and the problems ands costs linked with these. To this end, the project will take an interdisciplinary approach between the doctrines for criminal justice, criminology and criminal policy, assigning a relevant role to sociology and offering a multidisciplinary perspective.
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