The New Politics of Crime and Punishment
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New Politics of Crime and Punishment by Roger Matthews
Book DescriptionThis book provides an overview of recent government initiatives in the field of crime and punishment, reviewing both the policies themselves, the perceived problems and issues they seek to address, and the broader social and political context in which this is taking place. The underlying theme of the book is that a qualitative change has taken place in the politics of crime control in the UK since the early 1990s. Although crime has stabilised, imprisonment rates continue to climb, there is a new mood of punitiveness, and crime has become a central policy issue for the government, no longer just a technical matter of law enforcement. At the same time the politics of crime control have taken on a pronounced gender, race and age preoccupation. This book will be essential reading for anybody seeking an understanding of why crime and criminal justice policy have risen to the top of the political agenda.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903240915
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Matthews
Exiting Prostitution, Hardback (September 2014)
How people move from deviant to conventional lifestyles is an issue that has attracted considerable interest over the past few years. However, much of this work has focused on men desisting from crime. This book provides one of the first examinations of desistance which is centred on women and, more specifically, how they exit prostitution.
Realist Criminology, Hardback (August 2014)
This book challenges contemporary criminological thinking, providing a thorough critique of mainstream criminology, including both liberal criminology and administrative criminology. It sets a new agenda for theoretical and practical engagement, and for creating a more effective and just criminal justice system.
Doing Time, Paperback (August 2009)
This revised and updated edition brings a widely-recognized text up to date to provide an accessible and informed discussion of current debates on prisons and penal policy. Taking a global view, Doing Time is an invaluable critical sociological analysis of imprisonment.
Prostitution, Politics and Policy, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Roger Matthews
Prostitution has become a topical issue and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. This book brings together the debates and issues associated with prostitution in order to examine the range of policy options that are available.
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Author Biography - Roger Matthews
Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at Middlesex University. Published books include Doing Time (Macmillan, 1999) and Imprisonment (Dartmouth, 1999). Jock Young is Professor of Sociology at Kent University. His research interests span social inclusion and exclusion, including moral panics, deviancy amplification, moral indignation, and the punitive turn.
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