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Crime and Risk
Author: Patrick T. O'Malley

ISBN: 9781847873514
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 15 April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.76
Description:
Over recent years, the governance of crime - from policing and crime prevention to sentencing and prison organization - has moved away from a focus on reforming offenders toward preventing crime and managing behaviour using predictive and distributional (such as risk) techniques. Crime and Risk presents an engaging discussion of risk strategies and risk-taking in the domain of crime and criminal justice. It outlines the broad theoretical issues and political approaches involved, relating risk in contemporary crime governance to risk in criminal activity. Taking a broad and discursive approach, it covers: Risk-taking and contemporary cultureThe excitement associated with risk-taking and the impact of criminal activityThe application of risk-oriented developments in crime prevention and controlThe use of genetic and related biotechnologies to assess and react to perceived threatsThe conceptualization of risk in relation to race and genderThe influence of excitement upon criminal activityEvidence and accountability. ? Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology. Books in the series are short, a...

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