Crime in an Insecure World
By (author) Richard V. Ericson
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Crime in an Insecure World by Richard V. Ericson
Book DescriptionThis new book by Richard Ericson explores the alarming trend across Western societies of treating every imaginable source of harm as a crime. It locates this trend in the 21st century obsession with insecurity fostered by neo-liberal governments. It is grounded in leading-edge theory and research across academic disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745638294
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard V. Ericson
Crime in an Insecure World, Hardback (November 2006)
Crime in an Insecure World investigates the alarming trend across Western societies of treating every imaginable source of harm as a crime. It locates this trend in the 21st century obsession with insecurity fostered by neo-liberal governments.
Policing the Risk Society, Paperback (August 1997)» View all books by Richard V. Ericson
This book contends that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organisations that operate based on knowledge of risk. In turn, these institutions influence the ways that police officers think and act. The authors examine different aspects of police involvement.
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Author Biography - Richard V. Ericson
Richard Ericson is Professor and Director of Criminology at the University of Toronto.
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