An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism
Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia,...
Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge
Series: Key Ideas in Criminology
Expertly drawing on international examples and existing literature, Penal Populism closes a gap in the field of criminology. In this fascinating expose of current crime policy John Pratt examines the role played by penal populism on trends in contemporary penal policy. Penal populism is associated...
Published November 29th 2006 by Routledge
Throughout much of the western world more and more people are being sent to prison, one of a number of changes inspired by a 'new punitiveness' in penal and political affairs. This book seeks to understand these developments, bringing together leading authorities in the field to provide a...
Published January 31st 2005 by Willan
This book is concerned to analyse the production of criminological knowledge, with particular reference to one of the most important institutions in the western world involved in this -the official inquiry. The core focus of this book is thus to investigate the structures and processes of official...
Published October 31st 2003 by Willan
Punishment and Social Order
This highly controversial new book considers how the dangerous offender has become such a figure of collective anxiety for the citizens of rationalised Western societies. The authors consider:* ideas of danger and social threat in historical perspective* legal responses to violent criminals*...
Published April 5th 2000 by Routledge