By (author) Lucia Zedner
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Security by Lucia Zedner
Book DescriptionJust a decade ago security had little claim to criminological attention. Today a combination of disciplinary paradigm shifts, policy changes, and world political events have pushed security to the forefront of the criminological agenda. Distinctions between public safety and private protection, policing and security services, national and international security are being eroded. Post-9/11 the pursuit of security has been hotly debated not least because countering terrorism raises the stakes and licenses extraordinary measures. Security has become a central plank of public policy, a topical political issue, and lucrative focus of private venture but it is not without costs, problems, and paradoxes. As security governs our lives, governing security become a priority. This book provides a brief, authoritative introduction to the history of security from Hobbes to the present day and a timely guide to contemporary security politics and dilemmas. It argues that the pursuit of security poses a significant challenge for criminal justice practices and values. It defends security as public good and suggests a framework of principles by which it might better be governed. Engaging with major academic debates in criminology, law, international relations, politics, and sociology, this book stands at the vanguard of interdisciplinary writing on security.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415391764
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lucia Zedner
Changing Contours of Criminal Justice, Hardback (November 2016)
This collection will provide an engaging and critical account of the current state of criminal justice and the origins and implications of contemporary practice, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Criminology and featuring contributions from leading internationally-renowned criminologists.
Preventive Justice, Paperback (September 2015)
Preventive Justice looks at the use of coercive preventive measures by the state, both within and beyond criminal law. Examining preventive laws, measures, and institutions in and outside the criminal law, it explores the justifications given for using coercion to protect the public from harm.
Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law, Hardback (January 2013)
Are preventive justice measures justified? Do they needlessly blur the boundaries between criminal and civil law, signalling a change in the architecture of security? The contributors in this volume re-assess the foundations for the range of coercive measures that states now take in the name of prevention and public protection.
Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Hardback (August 2012)» View all books by Lucia Zedner
Celebrating the scholarship of one of the leading lawyers of the common law, Andrew Ashworth, the essays in this volume address fundamental questions of principle and value in criminal law, criminal process, human rights, sentencing, and punishment. This is a major contribution to contemporary debates about criminalization and punishment.
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Author Biography - Lucia Zedner
Lucia Zedner is Professor of Criminal Justice at the Law Faculty, Centre for Criminology, and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and Conjoint Professor, at the Law Faculty, University of New South Wales. Her most recent books are Criminal Justice (2004) and Crime and Security (2006, co-editor).
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