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Inequality and Punishment: The Idiosyncrasies of the Political Economy of Punishment

Susanne Karstedt

in Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment: Space, Time and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266922
eISBN:
9780191938184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266922.003.0002
Subject:
Law

Prisons across the globe are manifestations of inequality. In any society, its most marginalised groups are overrepresented in prisons and all institutions of criminal justice. Notwithstanding this ... More


The Decivilization of Punishment

Daems Tom

in Making Sense of Penal Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199559787
eISBN:
9780191701771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559787.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter starts with an exploration of John Pratt's intellectual life-course, starting in the early 1980s with his writings on controlling youth delinquency and finishing with his research on the ... More


Prison education: a Northern European wicked policy problem?

Gerry Czerniawski

in Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447345701
eISBN:
9781447346579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345701.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

‘Wicked policy problems’ are defined as complex, not fully understood by policy makers, highly resistant to change and seemingly immune to any evidence likely to bring about change for the better. ... More


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