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The New Politics of Crime and Punishment (Hardcover): Roger Matthews, Jock Young
The New Politics of Crime and Punishment (Hardcover): Roger Matthews, Jock Young

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The New Politics of Crime and Punishment (Hardcover)

Roger Matthews, Jock Young

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This book provides an overview of recent government initiatives in the field of crime and punishment, reviewing both the policies themselves, the perceived problems and issues they seek to address, and the broader social and political context in which this is taking place. The underlying theme of the book is that a qualitative change has taken place in the politics of crime control in the UK since the early 1990s. Although crime has stabilized, imprisonment rates continue to climb, there is a new mood of punitiveness, and crime has become a central policy issue for the government, no longer just a technical matter of law enforcement. At the same time the politics of crime control have taken on a pronounced gender, race and age preoccupation. There are many parallels with the changing nature of crime control in the USA, and the contributors draw on international comparisons in their respective chapters. The book brings together a team of contributors based at Middlesex University, one o

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Imprint: Willan Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2003
First published: July 2003
Editors: Roger Matthews • Jock Young
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-903240-92-2
Barcode: 9781903240922
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment
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LSN: 1-903240-92-1

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