In Red Zones, Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, and Celine Bellot examine the court-imposed territorial restrictions and other bail and sentencing conditions that are increasingly issued in the context of criminal proceedings. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with legal actors in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been subjected to court surveillance, the authors demonstrate the devastating impact these restrictions have on the marginalized populations - the homeless, drug users, sex workers and protesters - who depend on public spaces. On a broader level, the authors show how red zones, unlike better publicized forms of spatial regulation such as legislation or policing strategies, create a form of legal territorialization that threatens to invert traditional expectations of justice and reshape our understanding of criminal law and punishment.
Red Zones: Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People
List of figures; List of maps; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Table of cases; Table of legislation; 1. Navigating the territories of the law; Part I. Foundations: 2. Law and territory, a legal geography; 3. 'Recognizances to keep the peace and be of good behaviour': the legal history of red zones and conditions of release; Part II. Expansion: 4. Territory widening; 5. The shifting and expanding terrain of criminal justice management; Part III. Territorialization and its Consequences: 6. Territorializing: how legal territory is made and justified; 7. Conditional life inside the red zone; 8. Red zoning politics; Conclusion; 9. Red zones in and out of the courtroom; Bibliography; Index.