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Gypsies and TravellersEmpowerment and inclusion in British society$
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Joanna Richardson and A. Ka Tat Tsang

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428950

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428950.001.0001

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Justice and empowerment

Justice and empowerment

Chapter:
(p.119) Seven Justice and empowerment
Source:
Gypsies and Travellers
Author(s):

Joanna Richardson

Andrew Ryder

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428950.003.0007

Richardson and Ryder examine the notions of ‘justice’ and ‘empowerment’ as they relate to Gypsies and Travellers. In a time when the Conservative-led coalition government aims to empower everyone to take part in a ‘Big Society’ it is important to assess the extent to which Gypsies and Travellers will be included in this aim. The chapter also looks at the relationship between the police force and travelling communities, examining notions of justice in how police treat victimisation and discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers. Theories of power will provide a framework, and will include the notion of discourse as control

Keywords:   Gypsy, Traveller, justice, empowerment, discourse, control, police, eviction

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