The Culture of Control @crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society'

The Culture of Control @crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society'

by David Garland


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The United States and Britain are open societies committed to individual freedoms and civil liberties. So how are we to explain the obsessive concern with penal and social controls that has come to characterize these nations in the last few decades? How did these free societies come to embrace mass imprisonment, private policing, surveillance cameras, and gated communities? The Culture of Control shows how new structures of everyday life have changed our experience of crime and insecurity, prompting the build-up of a control culture so intense that it undermines the very freedoms it aims to preserve.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198299370
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/26/2004
Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1.A History of the Present1
2.Modern Criminal Justice and the Penal-Welfare State27
3.The Crisis of Penal Modernism53
4.Social Change and Social Order in Late Modernity75
5.Policy Predicament: Adaptation, Denial, and Acting Out103
6.Crime Complex: The Culture of High Crime Societies139
7.The New Culture of Crime Control167
8.Crime Control and Social Order193

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