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Social defence and international reconstructon : illustrating the governance of post-war criminological discourse

Walters, Reece (2001) Social defence and international reconstructon : illustrating the governance of post-war criminological discourse. Theoretical Criminology, 5(2), pp. 203-221.

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Abstract

This article examines the technocratic priorities of criminological discourse following the Second World War. In doing so, it charts the role and influence of the United Nations and the doctrine of social defence, and traces those shifts and events that have forged a nexus between criminological endeavour and processes of governance. This article aims to illustrate that social defence and international reconstruction provide a useful framework for understanding the links between power/knowledge and the pragmatic orientations of criminological scholarship.

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ID Code: 49636
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: governance, social defence, United Nations
DOI: 10.1177/1362480601005002004
ISSN: 1461-7439
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 SAGE Productions
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2012 12:31
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 12:31

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