Criminal Policy in Transition (Onati International Series in Law and Society 2)

Criminal Policy in Transition (Onati International Series in Law and Society 2)

By: Penny Green (editor), Andrew Rutherford (editor)Hardback

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Criminal Policy in Transition comes along at a time when the literature in criminology is desperately short of "global" perspectives. It helps fill that gap while it presents important new insights into changing penal policy and practice. That it raises as many questions as it seems to answer is one of its great strengths. The authors write knowledgeably about their home societies without being prematurely bounded by comparative criteria. As a result,they develop a complex and uneven image of similarities and differences, of divergence and convergence through time. In this sense the collection offers a model of how international collaborative work should proceed. The book is the product of a workshop held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Onati, Spain. The IISL is a partnership between the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law and the Basque Government

About Author

Penny Green is a Professor in Law at King's College London. Andrew Rutherford is Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor of Criminal Policy at the University of Southampton.


Part 1 Political trends and criminal policy: introduction, Penny Green and Andrew Rutherford; crime control, American style - from social welfare to social control, Katherine Beckett and Bruce Western; an elephant on the doorstep - criminal policy without crime in New Labour's Britain, Andrew Rutherford; youth justice? arguments for holism and democracy in responses to crime, Pat Carlen. Part 2 The managerial agenda: policy and practice in modern Britain - influences, outcomes and civil society, David Faulkner; back to the "iron cage" - the example of the Dutch probation services, Rene ven Swaaningen; new managerialism, credibility and the sanitization of criminal justice, Julia Fionda. Part 3 Exclusion in the new Europe: foreigners, migration, immigration and the development of criminal justice in Europe, Hans-Jorg Albrecht; the other in the new Europe - migrations, deviance, social control, Dario Melossi; on the globalization of control - towards an integrated surveillance system in Europe, Thomas Mathiesen. Part 4 Democracy, state power and globalization: criminal justice and democratization in Turkey - the paradox of transition, Penny Green; "Spain is different" - beyond an invisible criminal policy?, Gema Varona; three trends into the new millennium - the managerial, the populist and the road towards global justice, Sebastian Scheerer.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781841131887
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 301
  • ID: 9781841131887
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1841131881

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