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The Abolitionist and Retentionist Debate

Zhigang Yu and Charlotte Hu

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter reviews China’s domestic debate over abolition of the death penalty. Instead of trying to end the death penalty practice immediately, Chinese scholars seemingly reached a consensus that ... More


Transformation in Prisoner: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter expresses a cautious optimism that the focus on parole and prisoner reentry is here to stay and that reentry will serve as the major conceptual framework for organizing criminal justice ... More


Introduction

Peter Ramsay

in The Insecurity State: Vulnerable Autonomy and the Right to Security in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199581061
eISBN:
9780191741005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581061.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This introductory chapter presents a summary of the argument of the book; explains the method of immanent critique used to study the law; contrasts this method with that of both orthodox normative ... More


Crime and criminal justice

Mike Hough

in The Conservative Party and social policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter reviews the key thrust of criminal justice policy over the last 30 years and then turns to ‘read the runes’ to see what sorts of continuity or discontinuity can be expected. In criminal ... More


Economic values and evidence: evaluating criminal justice policy

Kevin Albertson, Katherine Albertson, Chris Fox, and Dan Ellingworth

in Values in criminology and community justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Economic theory seeks to determine the most effective use of scarce resources in achieving a given goal. This chapter discusses evaluation of criminal justice interventions with a view to increasing ... More


Contrasts and Concepts: Considering the Development of Comparative Criminology

Frances Heidensohn

in The Politics of Crime Control: Essays in Honour of David Downes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199565955
eISBN:
9780191701948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565955.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines David Downes' contribution, through both Contrasts in Tolerance and his earlier paper to comparative criminology, especially in the context of the recent wave of studies. He ... More


Breakdown and Fallout: The Symbolic Politics of the 1994 Crime Bill

Douglas Hartmann

in Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 5 explains the breakdown of the popularity and bipartisan consensus that had originally surrounded midnight basketball in the context of the 1994 crime bill debates. It details the political ... More


The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Adam Crawford

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The book considers recent trends in the local governance of crime. It examines the growing appeal to ‘community’ and ‘partnerships’ in criminal justice policy and the involvement of actual ... More


The Contestable Nature of ‘Community’

Adam Crawford

in The Local Governance of Crime: Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298458
eISBN:
9780191685446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298458.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the nature of ‘community’, to which appeals are made in criminal-justice discourse and policies, and the institutionalization of ‘community’ in actual practices. It examines ... More


Young people and 'risk'

Maggie Blyth, Enver Solomon, and Kerry Baker (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420008
eISBN:
9781447304364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Alongside the current media public preoccupation with high-risk offenders, there has been a shift towards a greater focus on risk and public protection in UK criminal justice policy. Much of the ... More


Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal justice policy toward adult sex offenders has a powerful influence on the policies used for younger offenders in both criminal and juvenile courts, for which reason policy toward adolescent ... More


Hobbes on “Diffidence” and the Criminal Law

Alice Ristroph

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

The contributions of Hobbes’s political theory to the criminal law are both substantial and substantially overlooked. This chapter uses Hobbes to reflect on certain dysfunctions of contemporary law. ... More


The Age of Jackson: George Jackson and the Radical Critique of Incarceration

Lee Bernstein

in America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833872
eISBN:
9781469604046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898321_bernstein.6
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the conservative politicians steered the national debate regarding criminal justice policy toward increasing repression during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At the same time, ... More


Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Sheldon Krimsky and Kathleen Sloan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Chapters based in the fields of law, medicine, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and ... More


Conclusions

Barry S. Godfrey, David J. Cox, and Stephen D. Farrall

in Criminal Lives: Family Life, Employment, and Offending

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217205
eISBN:
9780191696046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217205.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter makes sense of key findings and locates the findings within the wider literature on desistance and the intergenerational transmission of criminality. It contends that to fully appreciate ... More


Nudged into employment: lone parents and welfare reform

Mark Monaghan

in Social policies and social control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447310747
eISBN:
9781447310778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A central premise of the drug strategies developed by successive governments over recent years is that so-called problematic drug users (PDUs) are responsible for large amounts of criminal activity ... More


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