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The prisoners' dilemma : political economy and punishment in contemporary democracies, Nicola Lacey

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The prisoners' dilemma : political economy and punishment in contemporary democracies
Title
The prisoners' dilemma
Title remainder
political economy and punishment in contemporary democracies
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Lacey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last two decades, in the wake of increases in recorded crime and a cluster of other social changes, British criminal justice policy has become increasingly politicised: both the scale and intensity of punishment and the significance of criminal justice policy as an index of governments' competence have developed in new and worrying ways. Across the Atlantic, we witness the inexorable rise of the US prison population, amid a ratcheting-up of penal severity which seems unstoppable in the face of popular anxiety about crime." "But is this inevitable? Nicola Lacey argues that harsh 'penal populism' is not the inevitable fate of all contemporary democracies. Notwithstanding a degree of convergence, 'globalisation' has left many of the key institutional differences between national systems intact, and these help to explain the striking differences in the capacity for penal moderation of otherwise relatively similar societies. Only by understanding the institutional preconditions for a tolerant criminal justice system can we think clearly about the possible options for reform within particular systems."--BOOK JACKET
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Also available in electronic version
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Lacey, Nicola
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Hamlyn lectures
Series volume
2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
The prisoners' dilemma : political economy and punishment in contemporary democracies, Nicola Lacey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-223) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521728294
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213400652
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Mode of access to electronic version: World Wide Web via Internet
Label
The prisoners' dilemma : political economy and punishment in contemporary democracies, Nicola Lacey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-223) 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
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521728294
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213400652
System details
Mode of access to electronic version: World Wide Web via Internet

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