Criminology and Criminal Policy Movements


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These studies recover the historical roots of thinking that are in conflict with, and critical of, present-day tendencies. Criminological theory over the last few decades has oscillated between extremes: on one side there are calls for increasing the state exercise of punitive power as the only means of providing security, in the face of both urban and international rime; while other highlights the need for reducing the exercise of punitive power because of the paradoxical effects that it produces. Useful for academics, ...

Criminology and Criminal Policy Movements 2013, University Press of America

ISBN-13: 9780761858522

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