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Hard Lessons : Reflections on Governance and Crime Control in Late Modernity

Hil, Richard & Tait, Gordon (Eds.) (2004) Hard Lessons : Reflections on Governance and Crime Control in Late Modernity. Advances in Criminology. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK.

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Abstract

The essays in this book catalogue a wide and varied range of instances where 'things go wrong' in the practice of criminal justice. The contributions document instances where laws, policies and practices have produced unintended consequences of the most deleterious kind, drawing attention to 'boot camps', detention centres and specific penal policies such as 'short, sharp shock' and 'three strikes and you're out'. Also examined are policing practices such as 'zero tolerance', 'saturation policing' and punitive laws in the area of drug use, sex offences, and prostitution. It will be demonstrated that in each of these cases, the objectives of government resulted in the creation of new and unforeseen problems requiring further reform to the justice system.

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ID Code: 28840
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Crime Control, Modernity, Unintended consequences, Governance
ISBN: 0754622169
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2009 15:23
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 02:34

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