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Crime, community and morality

Author: Simon Green
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in crime and society.
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"It is a widespread assumption that crime and criminality can be explained as a consequence of declining morality and that crime can be brought under control by creating stronger communities. This book offers a critical exploration of the theory, policy and rhetoric that unpin this notion and the dangers that it presents to both controlling crime and (re)building civil society. This book examines the relationship
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Green, Simon (Simon T.).
Crime, community and morality
(DLC) 2013037528
(OCoLC)854610963
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Green
ISBN: 9781136237522 1136237526 9780203101902 0203101901
OCLC Number: 874845628
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Crime and the community; Community decline and the rise of crime; Community as agent: community policing and neighbourhood watch; Community as locus: offenders in the community; Community as beneficiary: crime prevention and community safety; A new philosophy of crime control: from taking part to taking responsibility; The community governance of crime; Conclusion: the magic of community; References; 2 Punishment and the community. The public spectacle of punishmentThe rise of the rehabilitative ideal; The growth of diversions from custody; Tough on crime and populist punitiveness; Engendering responsibility for crime control; From state to citizen: the case of restorative justice; Conclusion: governance, responsibility and morality; References; 3 Community, ideology and utopia; Communitarianism and the ideas of Amitai Etzioni; Devolving justice: from government to governance; Governing through communities: advanced liberalism and governmentality; Assumptions and tensions in communitarian thinking about community. The conflation of moral philosophy with moral authoritarianismConclusion: community as utopian, or dystopian?; References; 4 The politics of moral degeneration; From Butskellism to broken Britain: a new political consensus?; New Labour: rights, responsibilities and social inclusion; Making sense of the New Labour project: moral conservatism and the third way; The values of the Big Society; Conclusion: crime, immorality and a time machine; References; 5 Getting a sense of community; Defining community; Theorising community: tradition and modernity. Theorising community: the collapse of stabilityCommunity, neighbourhood and crime control; Conclusion: the community as crime control?; References; 6 Late-modernity, insecurity and identity; Modernity, late-modernity and postmodernity; The conditions of late-modernity; Disembedding social relations; Anthony Giddens, identity and ontological insecurity; Ulrich Beck, the risk society and individualisation; Zygmunt Bauman, the consumer society and dystopia; Points of divergence and convergence within discourses on late-modernity; Late-modernity and communitarianism as irreconcilable. Conclusion: a requiem for community?References; 7 Community, or intimacy?; High walls and frightened rabbits: crime, fear and segregation; Thin theories of criminality: declining community and rising immorality; Authenticity and risk-taking: towards a theory of rule-breaking; Maladapted justice: the cultural and emotional framing of punishment; Conclusion: the logic of emotion; References; Conclusion; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in crime and society.
Responsibility: Simon Green.

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"It is a widespread assumption that crime and criminality can be explained as a consequence of declining morality and that crime can be brought under control by creating stronger communities. This book offers a critical exploration of the theory, policy and rhetoric that unpin this notion and the dangers that it presents to both controlling crime and (re)building civil society. This book examines the relationship between criminality and community decline and critically engages with the underlying political and ideological assumptions that inform this relationship. In so doing, Simon Green illuminates the underlying values, assumptions and theories that shape and direct government rhetoric and policies about crime control and to expose the hidden dangers and contradictions within them."--

"Political leaders and the popular press tell us that society is in the grip of a moral crisis. 'Where have our values gone?' our newspapers scream at us. 'Benefit scroungers', 'greedy bankers', 'intrusive journalists', 'have-a-go rioters', political scandals and criminals of all shapes and sizes are continually cited as evidence that we live in a modern-day Gomorrah. Criminologists have studied this in several ways, including: media representations of crime, mass incarceration, hooliganism and the exercise of power and control through communities. What criminologists have not studied is the place of morality in shaping public debate about understanding crime and how this then shapes crime control strategies. Rather than dismiss statements about community breakdown, 'broken society' and irresponsibility as ideological, self-justificatory rhetoric, what happens when we take these claims seriously? What do they tell us about the causes of crime? How do they shape the crime control agenda? How else might we begin to understand and explain the relationship between crime and society? Navigating between criminological concerns about control and governance and social theories about culture and identity, this book explores what is meant by crime, community and morality and puts this meaning to the test. Discussion of a new theory of rule-breaking, combined with an analysis of how our justice system is becoming maladapted, makes this essential reading for criminologists around the globe, as well as those general readers interested in the causes of crime"--

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