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Penal populism

Author: John Pratt
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Key ideas in criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Following the lead of the USA, many Western countries have experienced a rise in prison rates while crime rates have declined. This key book examines the role played by penal populism on this and other trends in contemporary penal policy.

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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Pratt
ISBN: 0415385091 9780415385091 0415385083 9780415385084
OCLC Number: 946797675
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xii, 210 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: What is penal populism? --
Underlying causes --
Penal populism, the media, and information technology --
Penal populism and crime control --
Competing and complimentary influences on penal strategy and thought --
Is penal populism inevitable?
Series Title: Key ideas in criminology.
Responsibility: John Pratt.
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Penal populism is associated with the public's decline of deference to the criminal justice establishment amidst alarm that crime is out of control. Dealing with the field of criminology, this book  Read more...


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