Progressive Justice in an Age of Repression provides a much-needed engagement with questions of justice and reform within the current phase of global capitalism, one that is marked not only by significant social inequality, but also political bifurcation. It offers guidance on progressive strategies for resistance.

It also extends criminological analysis by situating these contemporary challenges as globalized and inextricably linked to questions of political economy, law, and society. Bringing together an international selection of scholars, this book draws on a range of issues, such as immigration, street crime and the renewed push for "law and order," violence against women, environmental injustice, assaults on health care and social services, and the unleashing of private corporate exploitation of natural resources. It is a clarion for strategic thinking, a call for action fuelled by informed analysis, and a reimagining of the progressive society that is under attack by Trumpism, populism, and a rising right.

This is an important read for those who teach and study criminology, deviance and social control, social problems, legal studies, political science, and policy studies. It is also a useful resource for practitioners, community-based activists, and policy makers seeking new ways of thinking critically about crime, law, and social control.

chapter |10 pages


Responding to repression

chapter 1|15 pages

But Why This Man?

Challenging hegemonic masculinity in an age of repression

chapter 2|16 pages

Why the Left Must Change

Right-wing populism in context

chapter 3|19 pages

Social Change and Drugs

Rural America and the rise of Donald Trump

chapter 4|12 pages

Getting Crime Right

Framing everyday violence in the age of Trump

chapter 5|13 pages

The Limits of Police Reform

chapter 8|21 pages

Beyond the Ricochets

Unpacking the modern gun culture and its political stalemate

chapter 10|15 pages

Resisting Ecocide

Engaging in the politics of the future

chapter |10 pages


Pitfalls and possibilities