By Lorna Fox O'Mahony,David O'Mahony,Robin Hickey
This number of serious essays considers the criminalisation of squatting from a number diversified theoretical, coverage and perform views. whereas the perform of squatting has lengthy been criminalised in a few jurisdictions, the previous few years have witnessed the emergence of a newly constituted political main issue with illegal career of land. With tasks to handle the ‘threat’ of squatting sweeping throughout Europe, the offence of squatting in a residential construction used to be created in England in 2012. This improvement, which has attracted a wide degree of media recognition, has been broadly considered as a arguable coverage departure, with many commentators, Parliamentarians, companies arguing that its aid is premised on misunderstandings of the present legislation and a precarious evidence-base about the nature and incidence of ‘squatting’.
Moral Rhetoric and the Criminalisation of Squatting explores the importance of measures to criminalise squatting for squatters, vendors and groups. The e-book additionally interrogates wider issues that draw on political philosophy, social coverage, legal justice and the character of possession, to contemplate how the assimilation of squatting to a modern punitive flip is shaping the political, social, criminal and ethical landscapes of estate, housing and crime.