Punishment and Social Control: Enlarged Sceond Edition / Edition 2

Punishment and Social Control: Enlarged Sceond Edition / Edition 2

by Stanley Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202307018

ISBN-13: 9780202307015

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

While crime, law, and punishment are subjects that have everyday meanings not very far from their academic representations, "social control" is one of those terms that appear in the sociological discourse without any corresponding everyday usage. This concept has a rather mixed lineage. "After September 11" has become a slogan that conveys all

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While crime, law, and punishment are subjects that have everyday meanings not very far from their academic representations, "social control" is one of those terms that appear in the sociological discourse without any corresponding everyday usage. This concept has a rather mixed lineage. "After September 11" has become a slogan that conveys all things to all people but carries some very specific implications on interrogation and civil liberties for the future of punishment and social control.

The editors hold that the already pliable boundaries between ordinary and political crime will become more unstable; national and global considerations will come closer together; domestic crime control policies will be more influenced by interests of national security; measures to prevent and control international terrorism will cast their reach wider (to financial structures and ideological support); the movements of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers will be curtailed and criminalized; taken-for-granted human rights and civil liberties will be restricted. 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202307015
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
New Lines in Criminology Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1State Punishment in Advanced Capitalist Countries19
2Penal Modernism and Postmodernism45
3The Form and Limits of the New Penology75
4Virginia, Criminology, and the Antisocial Control of Women117
5Controlling Drug Use: The Great Prohibition133
6Staffing and Training Problem-Oriented Police151
7Developments in Undercover Policing159
8Surveillance and Social Control in Postmodern Life191
9On Controlling Torture213
10Statistical Assumptions as Empirical Commitments235
11Stability of Punishment: What Happened and What Next?255
12The Future of the Proportionate Sentence271
13Constricted Rationality and the Limits of General Deterrence291
14Tinkering with the Machinery of Death: The Failure of a Social Experiment311
15The Structural-Functional Perspective on Imprisonment357
16Woman and Imprisonment: A Case Study of Two California Prisons367
17Judicial Impact on Prison Reform389
18The Crime of Punishment403
19Penal Reform and the Fate of "Alternatives"417
20It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge433
21America's New "Peculiar Institution": On the Prison as Surrogate Ghetto471
22Of Punishment and Crime Rates: Some Theoretical and Methodological Consequences of Mass Incarceration483
Contributors495
Index501

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