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Reconceptualising penality : a comparative perspective on punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand

Author: Claire Hamilton, (Barrister)
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]
Series: Advances in criminology.
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Although developments such as the drastic increase in the use of imprisonment and restrictions on parole suggest a new, harsher punitive era, Hamilton's empirical data based on examination of penal policies in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, suggests criminal justice and penal policies vary. This study is critical of the way in which punitiveness is currently measured by leading criminologists and demonstrates  Read more...
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Hamilton, Claire (Barrister).
Reconceptualising penality
(DLC) 2014004286
(OCoLC)868037934
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Hamilton, (Barrister)
ISBN: 9781409463177 1409463176
OCLC Number: 883028648
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Cases; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1'Theory is not its own justification': Testing the Punitiveness Thesis; Criminology and the 'Punitive Obsession'; Deconstructing Punitiveness; Whom to Compare and Why?; A Note on Methodology; A Brief Overview of the Book; 2'It hasn't happened here ... ': The Limits of the Punitiveness Thesis; Introduction; The 'Punitive Turn'; The 'Cultural Turn'; Punitiveness Risk and Protective Factors; Conclusion; 3 Ireland 1976-2006: Stagnation and Change; Introduction. Criminal Justice in Ireland 1976-2006Punitiveness in Ireland 1976-2006 by Index; Conclusion; 4 Scotland 1976-2006: From Divergence to Convergence; Introduction; Criminal Justice in Scotland 1976-2006; Punitiveness in Scotland 1976-2006 by Index; Conclusion; 5New Zealand 1976-2006: Perfecting the 'Perfect Society'; Introduction; Criminal Justice in New Zealand 1976-2006; Punitiveness in New Zealand 1976-2006 by Index; Conclusion; 6The Measurement of Punitiveness; Introduction; The Need for Qualitative Data; The Need to Assess Punitiveness Holistically; Disaggregating Imprisonment. The Need to Relate Imprisonment Rates to Crime RatesConclusion; 7 The 'New Punitiveness' in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand; Introduction; Punitiveness Scores; Ireland; Scotland; New Zealand; Discussion: Is More Better?; Limitations of the MDT; Conclusion; 8 Explaining Differences; Introduction; Risk Factors; Protective Factors; Conclusion; 9Reconceptualising Penality; Introduction; The Law of Requisite Variety; Punitiveness, Multidimensionality and Criminology; Explaining National Differences; The Need for Analytical Pluralism; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Advances in criminology.
Responsibility: by Claire Hamilton.
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