Monthly Archives: September 2012

Degradation Ceremonies-still my favourite lesson

As an undergrad Harold Garfinkel’s 1956 paper ‘Conditions of Successful Degradation Ceremonies’ captivated me. He talks about the court process as a ceremony that converts, through costume and custom, a person’s identity from free citizen, to prisoner or criminal. This … Continue reading

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Qld Closes world leading Murri Court

Government decision to close off Murri Court funding.   19 Sept 2012 “It is unfortunate that the new Queensland government has forgone taking more time to consult, understand and manage these complex Court led, restorative justice initiatives”, a former state manager … Continue reading

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