We draw on two field studies of criminal justice addiction treatment programs 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.

Deviance et Societe
Department of Law and Legal Studies

Moore, D, & Hirai, H. (Hideyuki). (2012). The excluded, the pretenders and the supporters : Those responsible for criminal justice Exclus, simulateurs et partisans: les sujets responsables de la justice pénale. Deviance et Societe, 36(3), 291–309.