Commodifying Justice: Discursive Strategies Used in the Legitimation of Infringement Notices for Minor Offences

@article{Methven2020CommodifyingJD,
  title={Commodifying Justice: Discursive Strategies Used in the Legitimation of Infringement Notices for Minor Offences},
  author={E. Methven},
  journal={International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de S{\'e}miotique juridique},
  year={2020},
  volume={33},
  pages={353-379}
}
  • E. Methven
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue internationale de Sémiotique juridique
This article examines discursive strategies used by police and politicians to describe and justify the application of penalty notices to minor criminal offences. Critical discourse analysis is used as an analytical tool to show how neoliberal economic thinking has informed the prism through which infringement notices have been rationalised as a legitimate alternative to traditional criminal prosecution, while also highlighting the contradictions inherent in neoliberalism as an ideology through… Expand

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