Perspectives on Punishment: The Contours of Control

Paperback | August 31, 2006

EditorSarah Armstrong, Lesley McAra

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ERRATUM The sentence on p. 153, lines 5-7 should read "...if welfare expenditure had not risen but remained at its 1987 level, the rise in imprisonment would have been 20 per cent greater than actually occurred, i.e. from 75 in 1987 to 99 in 1998." No other part of the book is affected by thiscorrection.

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ERRATUM The sentence on p. 153, lines 5-7 should read "...if welfare expenditure had not risen but remained at its 1987 level, the rise in imprisonment would have been 20 per cent greater than actually occurred, i.e. from 75 in 1987 to 99 in 1998." No other part of the book is affected by thiscorrection.

Sarah Armstrong is a lecturer in criminology and a member of the Centre for Law and Society, University of Edinburgh. Her current research is in the sociology of punishment and focuses on developing a sociology of accountability, analysing privatization in justice and punishment, and contributing to social and cultural scholarship on ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Notes on ContributorsForewordAcknowledgements1. Sarah Armstrong and Lesley McAra: Audience, borders, architecture: the contours of control2. Richard Sparks: Ordinary anxieties and states of emergency: statecraft and spectatorship in the new politics of insecurity3. Lindsay Farmer: Tony Martin and the nightbreakers: criminal law, victims and the power to punish4. Evi Girling: European identity, penal sensibilities and communities of sentiment5. Loic Wacquant: Penalization, depoliticization, racialization: on the over-incarceration of immigrants in the European Union6. Laura Piacentini: Prisons during transition: promoting a common penal identity through international norms7. Thomas Mathiesen: The globalization of control - towards a control system without a state?8. David Downes and Kirstine Hansen: Welfare and punishment in comparative perspective9. Neil Hutton: Sentencing as a Social Practice10. Richard Jones: 'Architecture', criminal justice, and control11. Andrew Scull: Power, social control, and psychiatry: some critical reflections12. Malcolm Feeley: Origins of actuarial justice