Decorative Justice: Deconstructing the Relationship between the Arts and Imprisonment

  title={Decorative Justice: Deconstructing the Relationship between the Arts and Imprisonment},
  author={L. Cheliotis},
  journal={International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy},
  • L. Cheliotis
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
This article synthesises diverse material to discuss both state use of the arts for the purposes of controlling prisoners and the broader public, and the use made of the arts by prisoners and portions of the broader public as tools of resistance to penal states. The article proceeds with an analysis of the politics surrounding and underpinning the philosophy, formation, operation, effectiveness, and research evaluation of arts-in-prisons programmes in the contemporary Anglo-American world. It… Expand
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