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Denis Salas

Public opinion and criminal justice: an impossible encounter

Le Temps des médias n°15, automne 2010, p. 99-110.


The visibility of criminal institutions should be criticized for its excesses when it is driven by a utopian idea of security. It makes the professional insecure and generates only populism. But it is also an indication that these systems are part of a democracy. This is why we must address the challenges and apply ourselves to them. From this point of view, the presence of prisons in the public eye is significant). Between fleeting indignation and the quest for true control, this ambiguous presence reflects the difficulty of combining criminal justice and liberal democracy in a society ruled by the media.

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