Governable Places

Readings on Governmentality and Crime Control
Author: Russell Charles Smandych
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840147261
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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Bringing together the work of leading researchers in the new field of governmentality studies and crime control, this book deals with key theoretical and methodological issues now being addressed by researchers in the field, while also reporting the results of innovative theoretically-informed research on a range of substantive topics.

Crime, Risk and Justice


Author: Kevin Stenson,Robert R Sullivan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135986428
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Crime control has risen rapidly up the social and political agendas to become a central feature of western societies. As inequalities in society have increased, so the actual and perceived risks of crime and other social ills have grown rapidly for all sections of society. Crime has become a central issue to governments, and no longer just a technical operation of law enforcement and adjudication. This book is concerned with issues arising from these developments. Top criminologists from Britain, the USA and Australia explore the links between crime and risk through a range of themes, from the depiction of crime in the media to the dilemmas of policing, to the new punitiveness of criminal justice systems and the custodial warehousing of the poor and excluded. Crime, Risk and Justice will be of interest to students, academics and practitioners with an interest in crime and crime control and the place they have in modern society.

Criminal Justice and Political Cultures


Author: Tim Newburn,Richard Sparks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113599062X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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As crime increasingly crosses national boundaries, and international co-operation takes firmer shape, so the development of ideas and policy on the control of crime has become an increasingly international and transnational affair. These developments call attention not just to the many points of convergence in the languages and practices of crime control but also to their persistent differences. This book is concerned both with the very specific issue of 'policy transfer' within the crime control arena, and with the issues raised by a more broadly conceptualized idea of comparative policy analysis. The contributions in the book examine the different ways in which ostensibly similar vocabularies, policies and practices are taken up and applied in the distinct settings they encounter.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory


Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Tim Newburn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412920388
Category: Social Science
Page: 532
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An indispensable international resource, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory provides readers with a clear overview of criminological theory, enabling them to reflect critically upon the traditional, emergent and desirable theoretical positions of the discipline.This handbook is essential for libraries and scholars of all levels studying the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of criminology.

Blood in the Bank

Social and Legal Aspects of Death at Work
Author: Gary Slapper
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 268
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Highly topical and controversial, this book presents a detailed examination of how legal machinery responds to work-related deaths, reaching disturbing conclusions about the growth of corporate manslaughter.

Governmentality

Power and Rule in Modern Society
Author: Mitchell Dean
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847873847
Category: Political Science
Page: 294
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Originally published in 1999 this exceptionally clear and lucid book quickly became the standard overview of what are now called 'governmentality studies'. With its emphasis on the relationship between governmentality and other key concepts drawn from Michel Foucault, such as bio-politics and sovereignty, the first edition anticipated and defined the terms of contemporary debate and analysis. In this timely second edition Mitchell Dean engages with the full textual basis of Foucault's lectures and once again provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods and theories of political power identifying the authoritarian as well as liberal sides of governmentality. Every chapter has been fully revised and updated to incorporate, and respond to, new theoretical, social and political developments in the field; a new introduction surveying the state of governmentality today has also been added as well as a completely new chapter on international governmentality.

Integrating a Victim Perspective Within Criminal Justice

International Debates
Author: Adam Crawford,Jo Goodey
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840144864
Category: Law
Page: 318
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The implications of introducing a victim's perspective into the delicate balance between state and offender will be a key issue in the future of criminal justice. This book outlines the contours of the relevant debates, drawing together contributions from

The Foucault Effect

Studies in Governmentality
Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226080451
Category: Philosophy
Page: 307
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Based on Michel Foucault's 1978 and 1979 lectures at the Collège de France on governmental rationalities and his 1977 interview regarding his work on imprisonment, this volume is the long-awaited sequel to Power/Knowledge. In these lectures, Foucault examines the art or activity of government both in its present form and within a historical perspective as well as the different ways governmentality has been made thinkable and practicable. Foucault's thoughts on political discourse and governmentality are supplemented by the essays of internationally renowned scholars. United by the common influence of Foucault's approach, they explore the many modern manifestations of government: the reason of state, police, liberalism, security, social economy, insurance, solidarity, welfare, risk management, and more. The central theme is that the object and the activity of government are not instinctive and natural things, but things that have been invented and learned. The Foucault Effect analyzes the thought behind practices of government and argues that criticism represents a true force for change in attitudes and actions, and that extending the limits of some practices allows the invention of others. This unique and extraordinarily useful collection of articles and primary materials will open the way for a whole new set of discussions of the work of Michel Foucault as well as the status of liberalism, social policy, and insurance.

Crime, Community and Locale

The Northern Ireland Communities Crime Survey
Author: N.A
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781840145557
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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This text reports on the findings of the Communities Crime Survey, a communities-based survey carried out within Northern Ireland. The survey asked a number of questions beyond the usual remit of local crime surveys, in order to explore more fully a whole range of issues relating to the experience of living in a society where more obvious manifestations of conflict are beginning to recede and other more mundane but still important issues relating to crime and policing are coming to the fore.

Security Applications for Converging Technologies

Impact on the Constitutional State and the Legal Order
Author: Wouter B. Teeuw,Anton Vedder
Publisher: Eleven International Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 226
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This forward-looking study investigates the impact of converging technologies on legal practice and criminology. It covers scientific and technical progress in various domains over a 15-year timeframe, as well as the ethical, legal, and policy dilemmas involved. It is intended for practitioners and policy makers in the field of legislation, crime prevention, and law enforcement.

The Penal Voluntary Sector


Author: Philippa Tomczak
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317279972
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Winner of the 2017 British Society of Criminology Book Prize The penal voluntary sector and the relationships between punishment and charity are more topical than ever before. In recent years in England and Wales, the sector has featured significantly in both policy rhetoric and academic commentary. Penal voluntary organisations are increasingly delivering prison and probation services under contract, and this role is set to expand. However, the diverse voluntary organisations which comprise the sector, their varied relationships with statutory agencies and the effects of such work remain very poorly understood. This book provides a wide-ranging and rigorous examination of this policy-relevant but complex and little studied area. It explores what voluntary organisations are doing with prisoners and probationers, how they manage to undertake their work, and the effects of charitable work with prisoners and probationers. The author uses original empirical research and an innovative application of actor-network theory to enable a step change in our understanding of this increasingly significant sector, and develops the policy-centric accounts produced in the last decade to illustrate how voluntary organisations can mediate the experiences of imprisonment and probation at the micro and macro levels. Demonstrating how the legacy of philanthropic work and neoliberal policy reforms over the past thirty years have created a complex three-tier penal voluntary sector of diverse organisations, this cutting-edge interdisciplinary text will be of interest to criminologists, sociologists of work and industry, and those engaged in the voluntary sector.

The new structure of policing

description, conceptualization and research agenda
Author: David H. Bayley,Clifford D. Shearing,National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 47
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Covert Investigation


Author: Clive Harfield,Karen Harfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646988
Category: Law
Page: 381
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The leading practical guide for anyone working in covert investigation. Containing new case law and updates to all the relevant legislation and codes of practice, the book is designed to help officers improve the quality of RIPA applications and ensure they are made in appropriate circumstances.

Anthropologies of Modernity

Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics
Author: Jonathan Xavier Inda
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405153024
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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This book brings together a range of anthropological writings that are inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and examine Foucault’s contribution to current theories of modernity. Treats modernity as an ethnographic object by focusing on its concrete manifestations. Tackles issues of broad interest: from colonialism and globalization to war, genetics, and AIDS. Draws on work from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Contributors include James Ferguson, Akhil Gupta, Aihwa Ong, Paul Rabinow, and Rayna Rapp.

Powers of Freedom

Reframing Political Thought
Author: Nikolas Rose
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659055
Category: Political Science
Page: 321
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Powers of Freedom, first published in 1999, offers a compelling approach to the analysis of political power which extends Foucault's hypotheses on governmentality in challenging ways. Nikolas Rose sets out the key characteristics of this approach to political power and analyses the government of conduct. He analyses the role of expertise, the politics of numbers, technologies of economic management and the political uses of space. He illuminates the relation of this approach to contemporary theories of 'risk society' and 'the sociology of governance'. He argues that freedom is not the opposite of government but one of its key inventions and most significant resources. He also seeks some rapprochement between analyses of government and the concerns of critical sociology, cultural studies and Marxism, to establish a basis for the critique of power and its exercise. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in political theory, sociology, social policy and cultural studies.

What is a Crime?

Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society
Author: Law Commission of Canada
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 194
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We all have notions of what it means to commit a crime. Most of us are very much aware of the behaviours which, by law, constitute crime. Rarely, however, do we stop to consider why certain activities and behaviours are deemed criminal and others are not. What Is A Crime? examines how we define criminal conduct in contemporary society, and how we respond to it once it has been identified. Drawing from diverse scholarly traditions, including law, sociology, criminology and socio-legal studies, this rich collection of essays looks at the processes of defining crime and considers the varied and complex implications of our decisions to criminalize certain unwanted behaviour. From the perspective of various case studies, the contributors reflect on the social processes that inform definitions of crime, criminal law, and its enforcement, while illuminating the subjective nature of crime and questioning the role of law in dealing with complex social issues. What Is A Crime? will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers with an interest in the governance of crime and its control in contemporary society. Students and scholars of law, sociology, political science, philosophy, and criminology will find this book invaluable in furthering their understanding of the processes of defining and responding to crime and criminal behaviour. It will also hold sway with policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and anyone with a stake in our current approaches to crime.

Crime and Risk


Author: Pat O'Malley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026984
Category: Social Science
Page: 120
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Over recent years, the governance of crime - from policing and crime prevention to sentencing and prison organization - has moved away from a focus on reforming offenders toward preventing crime and managing behaviour using predictive and distributional (such as risk) techniques. Crime and Risk presents an engaging discussion of risk strategies and risk-taking in the domain of crime and criminal justice. It outlines the broad theoretical issues and political approaches involved, relating risk in contemporary crime governance to risk in criminal activity. Taking a broad and discursive approach, it covers: Risk-taking and contemporary culture The excitement associated with risk-taking and the impact of criminal activity The application of risk-oriented developments in crime prevention and control The use of genetic and related biotechnologies to assess and react to perceived threats The conceptualization of risk in relation to race and gender The influence of excitement upon criminal activity Evidence and accountability. ? Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology. Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice – offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist. Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.

Informal Criminal Justice


Author: Dermot Feenan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351724207
Category: Social Science
Page: 204
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This title was first published in 2002: This volume explores conceptual debates and provides contemporary research in the field of informal criminal justice, including chapters on paramilitary "punishment" and post-cease-fire restorative justice schemes in Northern Ireland, post-apartheid vigilantism in South Africa, and informal crime management in England.