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The preventive turn in criminal law, Henrique Carvalho

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The preventive turn in criminal law
Title
The preventive turn in criminal law
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Henrique Carvalho
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Language
eng
Summary
Through a theoretical examination of the preventive turn in criminal law and justice which has gained momentum in Anglo-American criminal justice systems since the late-twentieth century, this work demonstrates how recent transformations in criminal law and justice are intrinsically related to and embedded in the way liberal society and liberal law have been imagined, developed, and conditioned by its social, political, and historical context. Henrique Carvalho identifies a tension between the idea of punishment as an expression of individual justice, and prevention as a manifestation of the need for security and the promotion of welfare. Tracing this tension back to an intrinsic ambivalence within the modern conception of individual liberty, which is both repressed and preserved by liberal conceptions of responsibility and punishment, Carvalho proves that as long as this ambivalence remains unexamined, liberal law has the potential to both promote and undermine individual justice. Engaging with the dominant contemporary literature on criminal law, prevention, risk, security, and criminalisation, this volume deploys a theoretical perspective developed through a critical analysis of both classical and contemporary works of social and political theory. The book reveals that the pervasiveness of prevention in 21st century criminal justice systems represents not only the consequence of new and unprecedented features of contemporary politics and society, but also the manifestation of essential aspects of the liberal legal and political tradition --Front flap of book
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Carvalho, Henrique
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice
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  • Punishment in crime deterrence
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment in crime deterrence
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The preventive turn in criminal law, Henrique Carvalho
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780198737858
Lccn
2017931337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)987772508
Label
The preventive turn in criminal law, Henrique Carvalho
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780198737858
Lccn
2017931337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)987772508

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