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WLS colleague awarded Howard Journal of Crime and Justice Best Article Prize for 2022

Warwick Law School are delighted to announce that Dr Henrique Carvalho, Associate Professor in the School of Law and co-author Dr Anastasia Chamberlen, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology have been awarded the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice Best Article Prize for 2022.

This article, titled 'Feeling the absence of justice: Notes on our pathological reliance on punitive justice’, delves into the relationship between justice and punitive attitudes in contemporary Western liberal societies. It highlights that our approach to justice often focuses on the negative experiences of injustice, akin to experiencing bodily pain. This perspective is termed 'dys-appearance' and suggests that justice is primarily perceived through these painful moments of injustice. The article also discusses how this leads to a predominantly punitive pursuit of justice and concludes by suggesting the possibility of resisting this punitive impulse through a concept called a 'lived sense of justice.' The article was part of a special issue on the theme of ‘Rethinking the Restorative Dimension of Criminal Justice’, co-edited by Henrique and by Dr Amanda Wilson, a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Warwick Law School.

When asked about the award, Henrique said:

“This is really great, unexpected news. Anastasia and I had a wonderful publishing experience with the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, and we are extremely grateful to the editors for this recognition”.

Congratulations Henrique and Anastasia!

Fri 29 Sep 2023, 09:00 | Tags: Award, Criminal Justice Centre, Research, Staff in action