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When Children Kill Children: Penal Populism and Political Culture

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Clarendon Studies in Criminology aims to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work in all aspects of criminology, criminal justice, penology, and the wider field of deviant behaviour. The Editors welcome excellent PhD work, as well as submissions from established scholars. The series was inaugurated in 1994, with Roger Hood as its first General Editor, following energetic discussions between Oxford University Press and three criminology centres. It is edited under the auspices of these three ...
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Overview

Clarendon Studies in Criminology aims to provide a forum for outstanding empirical and theoretical work in all aspects of criminology, criminal justice, penology, and the wider field of deviant behaviour. The Editors welcome excellent PhD work, as well as submissions from established scholars. The series was inaugurated in 1994, with Roger Hood as its first General Editor, following energetic discussions between Oxford University Press and three criminology centres. It is edited under the auspices of these three criminological centres: the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics, and the Oxford Centre for Criminology. Each supplies members of the Editorial Board.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199653522
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David A. Green is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He completed an MPhil in Criminology at the University Of Cambridge Institute Of Criminology in 2001 and was then awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD. Afterwards, he was Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford and Research Associate at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology.

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Table of Contents

1. When children kill children
2. Culture, politics in the media in Norway and England
3. Crime and punishment in Norway and England
4. The constraints and effects of political culture
5. The constraints of discourse
6. Media constraints and the formation of political opinions
7. Contextualizing tragedy
8. English penal policy climates and political culture
9. Political culture, legitimacy, and penal populism
10. Public opinion versus public judgment
11. Effecting penal climate change

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