Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : International Perspectives

Carrington, Kerry, Ball, Matthew J., O'Brien, Erin, & Tauri, Juan Marcellus (Eds.) (2012) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy : International Perspectives. Critical Criminological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

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Abstract

Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is a provocative and thoughtful collection of timely reflections on the state of social democracy and its inextricable links to crime and justice. Authored by some of the world's leading thinkers from the UK, US, Canada and Australia, with a preface from Professor David Garland of New York University, this volume provides a powerful social democratic critique of neoliberal regimes of governance and crime control on an international scale. Social democratic values raise broad questions about government, ethics, and the exercise of power in criminal justice institutions; each chapter here engages with how this might occur and with what consequences. The contributions to this volume, while critical and hard hitting, also boldly envision a more socially just criminal justice politic. This collection is essential reading for activists, scholars, legislators, politicians and policy makers who are concerned with promoting, imagining and understanding socially sustaining societies.

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ID Code: 56655
Item Type: Book
DOI: 10.1057/9781137008695
ISBN: 9781137008688
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2013 22:38
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 04:24

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