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The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

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Edited by: Rock Paul Newburn Tim

ISBN13: 9780199208401
ISBN: 0199208409
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199565955



This book brings together ten leading British criminologists to explore the contemporary politics of crime and its control. The volume is produced in honour of Britain's most important criminological scholar - David Downes of the London School of Economics. The essays are grouped around the three major themes that run through David Downes' work - sociological theory, crime and deviance; comparative penal policy; and, the politics of crime. The third theme also provides the overarching unifying thread for the volume.

The contributions are broad ranging and cover such subjects as criminological theory and the new East End of London, the practice of comparative criminology including an analysis of variations in penal cultures within the United States, restorative justice in Colombia, New Labour's politics and policy in relation to dangerous personality-disordered offenders, the legal construction of torture, and the future for a social democratic criminology.

  • Contributors include leading British criminologists: Stanley Cohen, Robert Reiner, Dick Hobbs, Frances Heidensohn, Nicola Lacey, and Rod Morgan.
  • Covers a broad range of comparative criminological theory including: penal cultures within the United States, restorative justice in Colombia, New Labour's politics and policy in relation to dangerous personality-disordered offenders, the legal construction of torture, and the future for a social democratic criminology.
  • Contains an inside account of policy-making under New Labour

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Subjects:
Criminology
Contents:
1. David Downes: An Introduction , Tim Newburn, Paul Rock
2. Beyond Risk: A Lament for Social Democratic Criminology , Robert Reiner
3. Dangerous People: Beginnings of a New Labour Proposal , Andrew Rutherford
4. With Respect to Order, the Rules of the Game have Changed: New Labour's Dominance of the 'Law and Order' Agenda, , Rod Morgan
5. East Ending: Dissociation, De-industrialization and David Downes , Dick Hobbs
6. Opportunity Makes the Thief-Taker: The Influence of Economic Analysis on Crime Control , Lucia Zedner
7. Contrasts and Concepts: Considering the Development of Comparative Criminology , Frances Heidensohn;
8. Historicizing Contrasts in Tolerance , Nicola Lacey
9. Contrasts in Intolerance: Cultures of Control in the United States and Britain , Tim Newburn
10. Governance and Restorative Justice in Cali, Colombia , Declan Roche
11. Neither Honesty Nor Hypocrisy: The Legal Reconstruction of Torture , Stan Cohen ;