Creating Institutions: Linking the Local and the Global in the Travel of Crime Policies

Karstedt, S (2007) Creating Institutions: Linking the Local and the Global in the Travel of Crime Policies. Police Practice and Research, 8(2), pp. 145-158.

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Abstract

Institutions represent the ‘technologies of the social.’ They are increasingly modelled and transported to other cultures and societies, and criminal justice institutions—traditional, parochial, and local as they are—are no exception to this. Problems of crime and insecurity have engendered the travelling of institutions from the centre to the periphery and vice versa. This paper will explore the problems which arise from travelling and modelling, and from the transport and creation of institutions in the area of criminal justice. An important feature in the travel of criminal justice institutions is the use of ‘local knowledge’ and its role in this process.

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ID Code: 51846
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
DOI: 10.1080/15614260701377646
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 03:34
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 05:56

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