Criminal Justice And Neoliberalism

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

byEmma Bell

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This book explores the origins of the so-called "punitive turn" in penal policy across Western nations over the past two decades. It demonstrates how the context of neoliberalism has informed penal policy-making and argues that it is ultimately neoliberalism which has led to the recent intensification of punishment.

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This book explores the origins of the so-called "punitive turn" in penal policy across Western nations over the past two decades. It demonstrates how the context of neoliberalism has informed penal policy-making and argues that it is ultimately neoliberalism which has led to the recent intensification of punishment.

EMMA BELL senior lecturer at the University of Savoie, France, where she teaches British history and contemporary British politics, focusing particularly on Thatcherism and New Labour. Her research aims to situate British penal policy in its wider social, political and historical context.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.13 × 5.67 × 0.94 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230251978

ISBN - 13:9780230251977

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THE INTENSIFICATION OF PUNISHMENT
Lock ‘em up!
Trojan Horses: The rise of out-of-court justice
The New Welfare Sanction
Erecting the Boundaries of Exclusion
Whither the Punitive Turn?
PART II: EXPLAINING PUNITIVENESS
Defining Neoliberalism
Neoliberal Punishment
Constructing the Authoritarian Consensus
Conclusion: Towards Penal Dystopia?