Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and Justice by Gabriel Mythen

Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and Justice

byGabriel Mythen

Paperback | May 1, 2014

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In this penetrating account of the impacts of risk on everyday life, Gabe Mythen provides a theoretically informed overview of the regulation of crime and security in a globalized world. By explicating the relationships between risk and crime, security and justice, the text applies risk to specific incidents and events, scrutinizing social processes and cultural practices, and illumining some of the central social and political issues of the modern age.

Extending across a range of domains – including law, the environment, media and politics – Mythen embarks on a conceptual and critical exploration of risk theory. In doing so, his incisive text presents both a critical evaluation of the efficacy of competing perspectives on risk, and an authoritative appraisal of the place of risk within the social sciences.

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Gabe Mythen is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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Title:Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.02 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230555322

ISBN - 13:9780230555327

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Table of Contents

1. The Turn to Risk
2. Theorizing Risk
3. Crime, Risk and Governance
4. Fear, Victimization and the Media
5. Terrorism, Risk and Regulation
6. The Environment, Risk and Harm
7. Contesting Risk