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This volume brings together the work of researchers in the field of governmentality studies and crime control. Specific chapters of the volume are written by criminologists and socio-legal scholars from Canada, the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Individual chapters deal with key theoretical and methodological issues being addresses by researchers in the field, while also reporting the results of innovative theoretically-formed research on a range of substantive topics including: crime prevention; dangerousness; criminalization and gender; risk management and government of drug users; along with the government of youth, property relations, urban space and indigenous peoples.;Collectively, chapters reflect the range of theoretical approaches and substantive research topics that are being developed by socio-legal scholars and criminologists who are working in the wake of the critical postmodern tide that is entering law and criminology partly through the influence of Foucault.