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The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector: Concepts and an Agenda for an Emerging Field

Tomczak, Philippa

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Volunteers and voluntary organisations play significant roles pervading criminal justice. They are key actors, with unrecognised potential to shore up criminal justice and/or collaboratively reshape social justice. Unlike public and for-profit agents, criminal justice volunteers and voluntary organisations (CJVVOs) have been neglected by scholars. We call for analyses of diverse CJVVOs, in national and comparative contexts. We provide three categories to highlight distinctive organising auspices, which hold across criminal justice: statutory volunteers, quasi-statutory volunteers and voluntary organisations. The unknown implications of these different forms of non-state, non-profit justice involvement deserve far greater attention from academics, policymakers and practitioners.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 4, 2019
Journal The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
Print ISSN 2059-1098
Electronic ISSN 2059-1101
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 58
Issue 3
Pages 276-297
APA6 Citation Tomczak, P. (2019). The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector: Concepts and an Agenda for an Emerging Field. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 58(3), 276-297. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12326
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12326
Keywords Criminal justice; Volunteers; Voluntary sector; Policing; Court; Punishment
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hojo.12326
Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: OMCZAK, P. and BUCK, G. (2019), The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector: Concepts and an Agenda for an Emerging Field. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 58: 276-297. doi:10.1111/hojo.12326, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12326. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions

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