Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice Digest Vol 2, No 13

Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice Digest
Volume 02 : Number 13
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Preparations for Post-Conference Publications:

The organizers are excited to announce that plans are underway for producing post-conference publications based on selected contributions to Madness, Citizenship and Social Justice:

1) Bruce Arrigo, Editor-in-Chief of the book series Critical Perspectives in Criminology (University of Illinois Press) and Criminal Justice and Psychology (Carolina Academic Press), has expressed interest in publishing edited volumes under one or both of these labels that will: (1) reflect the broad contours of the MCSJ conference; or (2) highlight particularly compelling themes addressed by various conference participants. Dr. Arrigo will be in attendance throughout the conference to discuss the plans for these envisioned book projects.

2) Brenda LeFrançois, Editor of the Radical Psychology, reports that the journal’s board is interested in publishing a special issue featuring papers from the conference. Dr. LeFrançois will also be attending in June to participate in the conference program and confer about the options for this special issue.

Below you will find brief descriptions of these two book series, along with journal details on Radical Psychology. For further information, or to express interest in contributing to one or more of these ventures, please contact the editors or direct an email to Robert Menzies at MadConference08@shaw.ca.

Critical Perspectives in Criminology:

The Book Series, Critical Perspectives in Criminology, publishes volumes on a wide-range of enduring or emerging topics in socio-legal studies; philosophy of crime or punishment; clinical criminology; social and economic justice; and political or global violence. The Series especially welcomes projects that articulate the relevance of cutting-edge or radical theory for promoting social change and human welfare in the policy arena. Recent books in the Series include:

L. Presser, Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men (2008).
M. Hallet, Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective (2006).
B. A. Arrigo & C. R. Williams (Eds.), Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology (2006).

For more information about the Book Series, please send all inquiries to Bruce A. Arrigo, Editor-in-Chief, at barrigo@uncc.edu.

Criminal Justice and Psychology:

The Book Series, Criminal Justice and Psychology, publishes volumes that explore current problems at the intersection of law, psychology, and justice. This includes more conventional topics in mental health law and police or correctional psychology, as well as novel issues in therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice, psycholegal ethics, and institutional/programmatic reform The Series especially welcomes projects that examine the relationship between the mental health and justice systems in their everyday (and ideological) contexts. Recent books in the Series include:

C. J. Vitello and E. W. Hickey The Myth of a Psychiatric Crime Wave (2006).
N. L. Claussen & B. A. Arrigo, Police Corruption and Psychological Testing (2004).
M. C. Bardwell & B. A. Arrigo Criminal Competency on Trial (2002).

For more information about the Book Series, please send all inquiries to Bruce A. Arrigo, Editor-in-Chief, at barrigo@uncc.edu.

Radical Psychology:

Radical Psychology http://www.radpsynet.org/journal/, a journal of the Radical Psychology Network, provides a forum for scholars interested in social justice and the betterment of human welfare but dissatisfied with the manner in which mainstream psychology has addressed these issues. Subjects addressed by the journal include, but are not limited to: anti-psychiatry, qualitative methods, political psychology, feminism, anti-racism, multiculturalism, radical clinical theory, critical theory, critiques of mainstream psychology, and history of psychology.

The Radical Psychology Network seeks like-minded psychologists and others to help create a society better able to meet human needs and bring about social justice. We want to change society’s unacceptable status quo and bring about a better world.

And we want to change the status quo of psychology, too. We challenge psychology’s traditional focus on minor reform, because enhancing human welfare demands fundamental social change instead. Moreover, psychology itself has too often oppressed people rather than liberated them.

No attempt has been made to define the word ‘radical’. We believe that our diversity is our strength; no single approach to psychology has a monopoly on the truth nor exclusive claim to the term ‘radical’.

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