By James Hardie-Bick, R. Lippens

This assortment focuses on the existential predicaments and offerings that underpin present debates and advancements within the governance of crime and legal justice and argues for the relevance of existentialist idea for boosting a serious and philosophically encouraged criminological mind's eye.

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So, it is clear why Merleau-Ponty holds that Sartre’s characterisation of the ‘sedimented’ traits of the self gives undue emphasis to the pure consciousness in virtue of which one can, in principle, be a ‘general refusal to be anything’ (PP p. 452). Merleau-Ponty emphasises: ‘We must not say that I continually choose myself, on the excuse that I might continually refuse what I am. ). For Merleau-Ponty one can only refuse to be something one has been by being something else – not by remaining nothing.

Hamill (2005) Streetwise: How Taxi Drivers Establish their Customers’ Trustworthiness (New York: Russell Sage Foundation). C. B. Gardner (1995) Passing By: Gender and Public Harassment (Berkeley: University of California Press). H. Garfinkel (1956) ‘Conditions of Successful Degradation Ceremonies’, American Journal of Sociology, 61 ( January): 420–4. R. Garot (2007a) ‘Inner-City Teens and Face-Work: Avoiding Violence and Maintaining Honor’, in L. Monaghan and J. Goodman (eds) A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication: Essential Readings (Cambridge: Blackwell Press).

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