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Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics

Author: Katherine Beckett
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1. Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics. 2. Setting the Public Agenda. 3. Creating the Crime Issue. 4. From Crime to Drugs--and Back Again. 5. Crime and Drugs in the News. 6. Crime and Punishment in American Political Culture. 7. Institutionalizing Law and Order. 8. Reconceptualizing the Crime Problem.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beckett, Katherine, 1964-
Making crime pay.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)42622077
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Beckett
ISBN: 9780198027270 0198027273 0195350472 9780195350470
OCLC Number: 435937765
Notes: Originally published 1997.
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1 Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics; 2 Setting the Public Agenda; 3 Creating the Crime Issue; 4 From Crime to Drugs --
and Back Again; 5 Crime and Drugs in the News; 6 Crime and Punishment in American Political Culture; 7 Institutionalizing Law and Order; 8 Reconceptualizing the Crime Problem; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Katherine Beckett.

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This volume shows how politicians constructed crime-related problems in ways which imply the need to enhance punishment and control and, simultaneously, to end welfare as we know it.  Read more...

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Beckett immerses herself in the political, social, historical, and discursive context of crime contol in America. The result is an excellent example of how interdisciplinary research can enhance our Read more...

 
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