Afterword: After the Juggernaut Crashes
Oparah discusses (1) scholarship on violence that reproduces an uncritical dependence on and faith in the power of the state to deter or incapacitate people who harm, and thereby to create safety; (2) the creativity and resourcefulness that is unleashed when communities intentionally turn inwards rather than outwards toward state institutions for solutions to harm; (3) how we should deal with people who do or have caused harm to promote accountability and safety; and (4) the relationship between community accountability, gender justice, and abolition of the prison-industrial complex (PIC).
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 37, No. 4 (2010-11): 149-150.