New PDF release: Dangerous Offenders; Punishment and Social Order

By Mark Brown, John Pratt

ISBN-10: 0415200482

ISBN-13: 9780415200486

This hugely debatable new publication considers how the damaging criminal has turn into this kind of determine of collective anxiousness for the electorate of rationalised Western societies. The authors consider:
* principles of possibility and social chance in historic perspective
* felony responses to violent criminals
* makes an attempt to foretell risky behaviour
* why specific teams, resembling girls, stay in danger from violent crime.
This encouraged assortment invitations us to reconsider the obtained knowledge on risky offenders, and may be of curiosity to scholars and students within the fields of criminology and the sociology of chance.

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Clarke, J. and Newman, J. (1997) The Managerial State, London: Sage. Daston, L. (1988) Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Dean, M. (1991) The Constitution of Poverty, London: Routledge. —— (1995) ‘Governing the Unemployed Self in an Active Society’, Economy and Society 24: 559– 83. Douglas, M. (1992) Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory, London: Routledge. Ericson, R. and Haggerty, K. : University of Toronto Press. Feeley, M. and Simon, J.

26 Pat O’Malley phenomena, to be set up and engineered where and as required. In the process, of necessity, risk was reevaluated and reformulated as a positive strategy for general application, and risk had to be tailored into new institutional forms. The private sector itself came under censure for being insufficiently innovative and too bound by submission to the ‘anti-entrepreneurial’ spirit of economic planners and bureaucrats (Clarke and Newman 1997; Peters 1987). More generally, the governmental image of ordinary individuals was revised in the same way.

App. R. 201: it was necessary in the interests of the prisoner that very watchful care should be exercised by this court and also by those who preside over trials in which a prisoner is charged with being a habitual criminal, to see that the prisoner’s interests are jealously safeguarded, because he stands in a peculiar position, which is, to say the least of it, not a favourable one . . he is first of all convicted of the offence for which he is indicted, then he is put on trial as an habitual criminal, and consequently, it is enough to say that one must be scrupulously careful to protect him when this particular question whether he is a habitual criminal or not is put to the jury.

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