We draw on a field study of three drug treatment courts to show that responsibilization strategies create a paradox of bulimic exclusion and empowerment for individual subjects. By theorizing three different subjectivities emerging from our research sites (outcasts, performers and true believers), we show how subjects of intervention actively work to negotiate their own experiences of responsibilization.

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Keywords Drug treatment court, neoliberalism, responsibilization, social exclusion, specialized courts, subjectivity, theory
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480613519287
Journal Theoretical Criminology
Moore, D, & Hirai, H. (Hideyuki). (2014). Outcasts, performers and true believers: Responsibilized subjects of criminal justice. Theoretical Criminology, 18(1), 5–19. doi:10.1177/1362480613519287