Presses de Sciences Po
La Justice en procès
Title La Justice en procès
Subtitle Les mouvements de contestation face au système pénal (1968-1983)
Edition First Edition
Author Jean Bérard
Collection Académique
Publisher Presses de Sciences Po
Audience 06 Professional and scholarly
Credit Presses de Sciences Po
Title First Published 23 April 2013
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: JP

Format ePub
Nb of pages
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 2724689119
ISBN-13 9782724689112
Publication Date 29 January 2014
Product Content Text (eye-readable)
Technical Protection ebook Adobe DRM

Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 2-7246-1272-8
ISBN-13 978-2-7246-1272-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782724612721
Reference no. 978-2-7246-1272-1
Publication Date 23 April 2013
Main content page count 304
Weight 364 gr
List Price 32.00 €


Starting in May '68 and continuing throughout the 1970s, militant movements (feminist, gay, immigrant, radical left-wing and prisoners’ movements, etc.) caused a new critical practice to emerge with respect to the law and penal institutions.

The fifteen years that followed were marked by the politicisation of penal issues and by the splintering of activist positions on the question: should capitalist bosses be sent to prison? Should one fight against repression or go to court for the damages suffered? Should criminal law be challenged or more strictly applied? Should sanctions be strengthened against racist, sexist, sexual, homophobic, etc. hate crimes in order to recognise the seriousness of prejudice?

Jean Bérard offers us the untold story of the relationships between protest movements and the law, shining a light on their essential contribution to the development of criminal law and our contemporary penal system.