Guest Editorial: State Violence - Practices and Responses.


The collection of articles in this special issue highlights the benefits of interdisciplinarity for understanding the complexities of state violence. The authors include legal and political scholars, criminologists, historians, social workers, sociologists, anthropologists and literary theorists, who, by adapting their disciplinary lenses and international perspectives have provided a fulsome understanding of modes of state violence, its effects on citizens and communities, and ways in which civil society and state instrumentalities may aim to prevent, respond to and seek redress and remedies for the injuries inflicted by the state in this threshold year of 2020.

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Published: 2020-11-30
Pages:i to vii
Section:Guest Editorial: State Violence - Practices and Responses
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How to Cite
Fattore, T. and Gleeson, K. (2020) “Guest Editorial: State Violence - Practices and Responses.”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 9(4), p. i-vii. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.1694.

Author Biographies

Macquarie University

Tobia Fattore is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia. With Susann Fegter and Christine Hunner-Kreisel he is coordinating lead researcher on the multi-national study Children's Understandings of Well-being - Global and Local Contexts (CUWB). He is a serving Board Member of the International Society for Childhood Indicators and a former Board Member of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Childhood (International Sociological Association).

Macquarie University

Dr Kate Gleeson is a senior lecturer at Macquarie Law School and a member of the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE). Kate is an executive board member of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, and has particular expertise in justice for crimes of institutional and historical child sexual abuse in Australia and internationally. She is currently writing a book about historical prosecutions of child sexual abuse, and undertaking ongoing research about Irish and Australian histories of institutionalisation.