Anarchist criminology: a new way to understand a set of proven practices
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
An anarchist theory of criminology would describe the response of a society to harmful acts when there is no ruling authority imposing a system of legal order. The author describes this theory and then demonstrates how restorative justice practices can be seen to meet the requirements for an anarchist theory of criminology.
Restorative justice, Criminal law, Anarchism
Ruth-Heffelbower, Duane. (2011) Anarchist criminology: a new way to understand a set of proven practices. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, Toronto, Ont., March 2011. http://ruth-heffelbower.us/docs/Anarchist_criminology.pdf