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Controlling Crime, Controlling Society

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How did anxieties about crime and deviance emerge in the modern world, first in Europe and then in America? How did they come to o... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

How did anxieties about crime and deviance emerge in the modern world, first in Europe and then in America? How did they come to occupy centre-stage in the ongoing drama played out in public discourse? And how have theories of crime and deviance related to the actual practices of social control and punishment, and to the main currents of social conflict?

In this illuminating new book, Dario Melossi addresses these crucial questions, and at the same time offers an engaging survey of the theories of social control, crime and deviance. From the early work of Beccaria and Lombroso, via the pioneering sociology of 1920s Chicago, to 60s radicalism and the subsequent emergence of a “culture of fear”, the book covers the full range of theoretical thinking in this area, including more recent assessments of mass imprisonment in post-9/11 America. In a sharp and lucid style, Melossi argues that two orientations have always been battling each other in society, one in which the control of crime is paramount, and the other in which controlling crime becomes secondary to the exercise of wider social control.

Conceived and written by a scholar who has been active for many years both in Europe and the United States, the text will be an invaluable aid to advanced students and scholars of sociology and criminology on both sides of the Atlantic.

Dario Melossi is Professor of Criminology at the University of Bologna.

Autorentext
Dario Melossi is Professor of Criminology at the University of Bologna.

Inhalt
Foreword.

Introduction.

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PART I: State, Social Order and the Criminal Question in Modern Europe.

Chapter 1: Leviathan's Subjects: From the Social Contract to Cesare Beccaria.

Chapter 2: The Positive School, Urban Crowds and the Social Questions.

Chapter 3: The Sociology of Deviance of Emile Durkheim.

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PART II: Democracy, Social Control and Deviance in America.

Chapter 4: Social Control and Deviance in the New Republic.

Chapter 5: Social Control and Deviance In Chicago.

Chapter 6: The 1930s: Between Differential Association and Anomie.

Chapter 7: From the Neo-Chicagoans to Labelling Theory.

Chapter 8: From Labelling to a Critical Kind of Criminology.

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PART III: The Crisis Decades: State, Social Control and Deviance Today.

Chapter 9: The End of The Short Century between Inequality and Fear.

Chapter 10: The Cycle of the Canaille.

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Produktinformationen

Titel: Controlling Crime, Controlling Society
Untertitel: Thinking about Crime in Europe and America
Autor:
EAN: 9780745674797
ISBN: 978-0-7456-7479-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Polity
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 328
Veröffentlichung: 02.05.2013
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.5 MB
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