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Criminal Justice and Political Culture (eBook)

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ISBN13: 9781135990626
ISBN: 1843920263
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Willan Publishing
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The development of ideas and policy on the control of crime has become an increasingly international affair, necessarily so as crime increasingly crosses national boundaries and as international cooperation in the form of police cooperation, international treaties, protocols and conventions takes firmer shape. Much less well understood, however, is the process whereby ideas about crime control developed in one context are transferred into different countries or regions, and in doing so are then shaped, naturalised and changed in their new context.;This book is concerned to address this range of issues, examining this process of policy transfer and reception. How are particular slogans (""zero tolerance policing""), gadgets, technical vocabularies (""electronic monitoring"") and rhetoric (""war against crime"") spread from place to another, and what new meanings do they take on when this takes place? How are these ideas changed when they meet resistance and counter discourses, and encounter strong local traditions and sensibilities? How differently then are ostensibly similar vocabularies taken up and applied in the distinct settings they encounter.;This book brings together an influential international team of contributors to explore these issues. Their book makes a significant contribution not only to an understanding of crime control policy but of the nature of the process of globalization itself.

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Introduction: How does crime policy travel? Tim Newburn (LSE) and Richard Sparks (Keele University) 1. Durkhelm, Tarde and Beyond: The global travel of crime policies, Susanne Karstedt (Keele University) 2. Globalizing Risk? Distinguishing styles of neo-liberal criminal justice in Australia and the USA, Pat O'Malley (La Trobe, Australia) 3. Policing, Securitization and Democratization in Europe, Ian Loader (Keele University) 4. The Cultural Embeddedness of Social Control: Reflections on the comparison of Italian and North American cultures concerning punishment, Darlo Melossi (University of Bologna, Italy) 5. Controlling Measures: Repackaging common-sense opposition to women's imprisonment in Britain and Canada, Pat Carlen (Keele University) 6. Policy Convergence and Crime Control in the USA and UK: Streams of Influence and levels of impact, Trevor Jones (Cardiff University) and Tim Newburn (LSE) 7. Youth justice: globalization and multi-modal governance, John Muncle (Open University) 8. Title to follow, Dirk van zyl Smit (Cape Town and Nottingham Universities) 9. Crime Prevention, Community Safety and Policy Transfer, Kevin Stenson (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University) and Adam Edwards (Nottingham Trent University) 10. Containment, quality of life and crime reduction: policy transfers in the policing of a heroin market, David Dixon and Lisa Maher (University of New South Wales) Index