Crime and the Risk Society

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This book contains a brief introduction by the editor and a collection of photographic reproductions of 23 previously published articles on actuarial justice, crime and risk, and crime management, many of which adopt post-structural political assumptions. Readers might find this collection valuable because many of the articles previously appeared in journals in Australia and Europe that are not always in the collections of American libraries.
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Contains 23 contributions, divided into four sections. The first section offers a broad attempt to theorize the rise of the "risk society," a society organized around and governed by concepts of risk, paying particular attention to crime control. The second section delineates and accounts for the nexus between crime control and risk society, concentrating on the process of policing. In the third part, contributions address the issues of actuarialist crime control and risk managerial criminology, while the final section presents the multiple oppositions and resistances to actuarial justice, including feminist critiques of frameworks of crime management and comparisons between harm minimization and law and order and prohibitionist approaches. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Series Preface
Introduction
1 'The Emergence of a Risk Society: Insurance, Law, and the State' 3
2 'From the Panopticon to Disney World: The Development of Discipline' 33
3 'Managing Crime Risks: Toward an Insurance Based Model of Social Control' 49
4 'Risk, Power and Crime Prevention' 71
5 'The Division of Expert Knowledge in Policing and Security' 97
6 'Crime Prevention and Insurance' 125
7 'Legal Networks and Domestic Security' 143
8 'Police Strategies and Tactics for Controlling Crime and Disorder in England and Wales' 163
9 'Sexual Offenders in the Community: Reflections on Problems of Law, Community and Risk Management in the U.S.A, England and Wales' 185
10 'Moral Technology: The Political Agenda of Random Drug Testing' 203
11 'The New Penology: Notes on the Emerging Strategy of Corrections and its Implications' 231
12 'Dangerousness and Criminal Justice' 257
13 'Selective Incapacitation: Sentencing According to Risk' 273
14 'Dangerousness, Risk and Technologies of Power' 299
15 'When Have We Punished Enough?' 329
16 'Some Conceptual Issues in Incapacitating Offenders' 339
17 'Tagging Reviewed' 357
18 'Actuarial Justice: The Emerging New Criminal Law' 375
19 'Warnings to Women: Police Advice and Women's Safety in Britain' 407
20 'Risk and Criminal Victimization: A Modernist Dilemma?' 427
21 'Who Gets Probation and Parole: Case Study Versus Actuarial Decision Making' 439
22 'Social Constructions of Bleach in Combating Aids Among Injection Drug Users' 451
23 'Social Change and the Control of Psychotropic Drugs - Risk Management, Harm Reduction and "Postmodernity"' 477
Name Index 485
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