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Punishment and Social Control
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The aftermath of September 11th, 2001 highlights the ongoing tension between individual civil liberties and a desire for social control. This book looks at the history of punishment and crime-control policies, a history which should inform current debates.
In the midst of these dramatic social changes, hardly anyone will notice the academic field of "punishment and social control" being drawn closer to political matters. Criminology is neither a "pure" academic discipline nor a profession that offers an applied body of knowledge to solve the crime problem. Its historical lineage has left an insistent tension between the drive to understand and the drive to be relevant. While the scope and orientation of this new second edition remain the same, in recognition of the continued growth and diversity of interest in punishment and social control, new chapters have been added and several original chapters have been updated and revised.
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