Law and Justice

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"The Judge.- Show me my mistake, my friend. If I did make a mistake, I am only too willing to recognize it..."
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"If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law."

Lysander Spooner

" "I am, and have always been, and shall now always be, a revolutionary writer, because our laws make laws impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality is an impudent hypocrisy . . . our power wielded by cowards and weaklings, and our honor false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order."

George Bernard Shaw, Preface of Major Barbara

See also: Repression: Political coertion and social stereotypes



"I resent a legal system that makes it too difficult and too expensive for creators to play around with the culture...... To participate in (...)


BAY, Christian and Charles C. WALKER.Civil Disobedience. Theory and Practice.

Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1978. 50 p.

KINGSTON-MANN, E. "The return of Pierre Proudhon: Property rights, crime, and the rules of law"

Focaal, Utrecht (2006), NUMB 48, pages 118-130.

AMSTER, Randall "Breaking the Law: Anti-authoritarian Visions of Crime and Justice"

By now it is obvious to almost everyone that current “criminal justice” practices are at best ineffective and at worst brutal. Critics on many (...)

TIFFT, Larry. "The Coming Redefinitions of Crime"

in The Critical Criminologist, (1995) 7 : 9-13

FOX, Dennis. "The Autonomy-Community Balance and the Equity-Law Distinction : Anarchy’s Task for Psychological Jurisprudence"

in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 11 (1993) 1 : 97-109.

FERRELL, Jeff. "Anarchist Criminology and Social Justice"

in B. Arrigo (ed.), Social Justice/Criminal Justice : The Maturation of Critical Theory in Law, Crime and Deviance, Belmont, CA. : (...)

FERRELL, Jeff. "Against the Law : Anarchist Criminology"

in B. MacLean and D. Milovanovic (eds) Thinking Critically about Crime, Vancouver : Collective Press, 1997. pp. 136-154.

FERRELL, Jeff. "Anarchy against the Discipline"

in Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 3 (1995) 4:86-91.

BANKOWSKI, Zenon. "Anarchism, Marxism and the Critique of Law"

in D. Sugarman (ed.) Legality, Ideology and the State, New York : Academic Press, 1983. pp. 267-292.

SLATTER, John. "P.A. Kropotkin on legality and ethics"

Studies in East European Thought Volume 48, Numbers 2-4 (September 1996).

PEPINSKY, Harold E. "Communist anarchism as an alternative to the rule of criminal law"

Crime, Law and Social Change Volume 2, Number 3 (September 1978).

GROSSER, Philip. "Alcatraz" Uncle Sam’s Devil’s Island : Experiences of a Conscientious Objector in America during the First World War

Phil was one of the finest comrades it has been my good fortune to meet. And well I remember his stand during the war. I know all the (...)