Security and Liberty: Restriction by Stealth

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byKate Moss-Brookes

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Considering the question of how levels of security allow state power to be increased to the point at which it infringes essential civil liberties, this book explores the creeping power of the executive and the unfeasibility of widespread use of the Human Rights Act as a bulwark against the oppressive use of state power.

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Considering the question of how levels of security allow state power to be increased to the point at which it infringes essential civil liberties, this book explores the creeping power of the executive and the unfeasibility of widespread use of the Human Rights Act as a bulwark against the oppressive use of state power.

KATE MOSS is Reader in Law in the School of Legal Studies, Wolverhampton University, UK. She has conducted extensive research and consultancy work for a wide range of institutions including the police, the Home Office and Centrex. She is co-editor of Crime Reduction and the Law and author of Medium Secure, Psychiatric Provision in the...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 7.58 × 5.66 × 0.73 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524672

ISBN - 13:9780230524675

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Table of Contents

Preface by Ken Pease
Series Preface by Martin Gill
The Retreat from Liberty
Constitutional Origins of Erosion
The Culture of Control
Detention Without Trial
Football Banning Orders
Secure Borders
Implications for Crime Reduction and Criminology
References