Danger, Crime and Rights: A Conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon

Michel Foucault, Jonathan Simon, Stuart Elden

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Abstract

This article is a transcript of a conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon in San Francisco in October 1983. It has never previously been published and is transcribed on the basis of a tape recording made at the time. Foucault and Simon begin with a discussion of Foucault’s 1977 lecture ‘About the Concept of the “Dangerous Individual” in 19th-Century Legal Psychiatry’, and move to a discussion of notions of danger, psychiatric expertise in the prosecution cases, crime, responsibility and rights in the US and French legal systems. The transcription is accompanied by a brief contextualizing introduction and a retrospective comment by Simon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-27
Number of pages25
JournalTheory, Culture and Society
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • crime
  • danger
  • Jonathan Simon
  • legal systems
  • Michel Foucault
  • rights

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